The Lazarus you might not know

Posted April 2, 2017 6:31 pm by Maria K.

The Lazarus you might not know

I have fallen in love with Jean Vanier’s view of the story of the death of Lazarus from the eleventh chapter of John’s Gospel (I’ve borrowed from The Message and the Good News Translation for the version below). When we come to the gospel reading on the fifth Sunday of Lent, I like to close my eyes and see it this way…A man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. This was the same Mary who massaged the Lord’s feet with aromatic oils and then wiped them with her hair. It was her brother

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