Reflections for April 6, 2014

John 11:1–45

At this point in Lent, we might feel some of Mary and Martha’s despair after the death of their brother. In raising Lazarus – a foreshadowing of his own resurrection – Jesus shows us the hope that leads us out of despair, the light that can lead us out of the darkness. As we approach the end of our Lenten journey and Jesus’ Passion, we, too, are called out of darkness and into light with new life and hope breathed into us.

This week – send a handwritten note to a friend (or even take her/him out for coffee or lunch) who is dealing with the despair of a personal loss.

Seasons of the SpiritTM Wood Lake Publishing

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