This past Sunday’s gospel was the story of the raising of Lazarus. Jesus wept. And then… he called his friend. He called him by name, “Lazarus! Come out!”
Our priest reminded us…. we are all in a tomb of some sort. The tomb of an old wound we like to nurse. The tomb of a sour attitude or pride, envy, or anger. The tomb of self-righteousness, selfishness, or excess. We all have a tomb… or multiple tombs where we remain. Jesus calls us to “Come out!” The Lord calls us to freedom. He wants us to walk toward Him, to listen to His voice, to come out into the light.
I can’t imagine a better time to hear this gospel account. As we rapidly approach Holy Week, may we all be granted the grace to see what we’ve buried, to recognize our tombs and to have the courage to come forth when the Lord calls us.