During the 5th week of Lent, we heard the story of the raising of Lazarus. It’s an odd story because we see Jesus received word that Lazarus was ill. The Gospel tells us, “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus,” but instead of going to them he waited two more days.
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that he was ill, he remained for two days in the place where he was ( John 11:5-6).
Why, if Jesus loved them, would he wait two more days before going?