It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.
Jesus said, "Take away the stone."
Martha, the dead man's sister, said to him,
"Lord, by now there will be a stench;
he has been dead for four days."
Jesus said to her,
"Did I not tell you that if you believe
you will see the glory of God?"
So they took away the stone.
...He cried out in a loud voice,
"Lazarus, come out!"
The dead man came out,
tied hand and foot with burial bands,
and his face was wrapped in a cloth.
So Jesus said to them,
"Untie him and let him go."
Last week, we looked at our vertical and horizontal communio with God and others and, in particular, our need as an evangelizing community to walk with everyone in our community through their wounds and challenges to bring God’s healing. This is marked, as Pope Francis said, by “patient expectation and apostolic endurance.” It’s not neat and tidy, but we accompany those who are hurt with God’s love.