Tuesday, October 30, 2018

all saints day year b - john


John 11:32-44
32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him,
she knelt at his feet and said to him,
“Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.”
33When Jesus saw her weeping,
and the Judeans who came with her also weeping,
he was greatly disturbed in spirit
and deeply moved.
34Jesus said,
“Where have you laid him?”
They said to him,
“Lord, come and see.”
35Jesus began to weep.
36So the Judeans said,
“See how he loved him!”
37But some of them said,
“Could not the one
who opened the eyes of the blind man
have kept this man from dying?” 

38Then Jesus,
again greatly disturbed,
came to the tomb.
It was a cave,
and a stone was lying against it.
39Jesus said,
“Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of the dead man,
said to him,
“Lord, already there is a stench
because he has been dead four days.”
40Jesus said to her,
“Did I not tell you that if you believed,
you would see the glory of God?”

41So they took away the stone.
And Jesus looked upward and said,
“Father, I thank you for having heard me.
42I knew that you always hear me,
but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here,
so that they may believe that you sent me.”
43When he had said this,
he cried with a loud voice,
“Lazarus, come out!”
44The dead man came out,
his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth,
and his face wrapped in a cloth.
Jesus said to them,
“Unbind him,
and let him go.”

Queeries for the text:
Who is Jesus weeping for?
How did Jesus love Lazarus?
Why do they call Jesus Lord so many times?
How often are our prayers for the sake of the crowd? Can they be for us and the crowd?
Does Jesus know something about Lazarus that we don't?
How is the church bound?
What did Lazarus think about coming back from the dead?  What did he say?
How did the religious authorities respond to this?
How many saints have been killed by guns and hatred this year?

What are your queeries?

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