Fr. Howard Thompson
Concerning Lazarus, Jesus said to Martha, “Your brother will rise” (Jn. 11:23). Our God has the power to raise us from death. There are two implications for us who follow the Lord and listen to His voice. We are raised from death due to sin each time we confess and repent. We are given the power to raise the hearts, minds and spirits of others with our words and choices. Today, choose to be bearers of life whose words inspire joy and peace.
Lord Jesus, You raised Lazarus from the dead and raise us whenever we fall into the tomb of sin. May the power of Your resurrection radiate from our lives, so that our conversations, choices and actions will elevate others into newness of life filled with Your glory. Amen.