A GOD OF SECOND CHANCES: Lazarus, Come Forth! (Me, Too!)

In John’s Gospel this weekend, we hear the familiar story of Lazarus of Bethany, brother of Mary and Martha. Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus of Nazareth.  So good a friend, in fact, that when Lazarus fell ill, his sisters sent a message to Jesus—hoping that Jesus would come to work a miracle and restore Lazarus to full health. You know the story:  Jesus didn’t come.  Rather, he continued on the road, preaching along the way.  By the time he reached the hill town of Bethany, on the east sid … [Read more...]