My brother-in-law thinks that the young man in Mark 16 is not an angel, as is often assumed, but the same “rich young man” that went away sad, and whom Jesus looked at and loved, and the same “young man” who was stripped of everything in the Garden. Perhaps it is even Mark himself. Here is the paragraph from his sermon. He’s got me convinced.
That in the end he can’t just report the word of the angel, but he finds himself saying along with the angel, “he is risen”. In the end he finds that he cannot just be a reporter of the facts but he finds himself very much involved in the story of the resurrection. And we can understand that. For we too find ourselves very much involved in the story of the resurrection.