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Bringing Lazarus to life is the last miracle in the large amount of miracles that Jesus did, and thus Jesus revealed his glory to his disciples.

There are two events, the Church considers as valuable on this Sunday.

Firstly, as true man Jesus wept over his friend Lazarus’ death and thus felt pity for us humans.

When we hear about Jesus, we often forget that he was also a human, and as a result, he felt sorrow, pain and pleasure, just like humans do.

Jesus was not ashamed to weep for his friend Lazarus death.

Jesus had pity on Lazarus sisters and friends, and therefore he understands also our situation when we face suffering, sorrow and death. Jesus was fully human as he was fully God.

Secondly, as God, the eternal Son of God, he could bring his friend Lazarus from death to life, to give a positive proof of his power over everything he created.

This should not only extend mortal life, but it is one of the Christian truth. That death is not the end of our lives, but that death is only as a passage to a new indestructible life, which is in Christ, therefore Jesus says.

I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me, will live, even though he dies.

Today’s Gospel confronts us with death and life. Do we have the true faith, and then we in death see the life in Christ and see him as the Lord of death and life.

May God give us a strong faith in Christ as Lord over life and death.

 

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