“Jesus wept.”

This week’s Gospel contains the shortest verse in the New Testament:  “Jesus wept.”  Contemplate for just a moment what God is trying to convey to us in those two words, as Jesus weeps over the loss of his friend Lazarus: God knows how painful it is to lose someone you love, God knows it is good to acknowledge that pain, God knows just how hard it is to be a human being on this earth sustaining one loss after another. But that is not all God wants us to know.  Jesus reassures all of us as he reassures Lazarus’ sister Mary:

“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
Thank God for that great Good News!
Mother Candace+

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