Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

March 23, 2023

Being Fully Alive

Mar. 26, John 11:1-45,

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There is one thing worse than dying and death. It is physically walking and breathing, yet, being soulfully dead. The story of Lazarus is of one being returned from the dead, but Jesus maintains he is just asleep.

In this way, we are like Lazarus, asleep and needing to be raised to full awareness of the life only Jesus (God) can offer. Jesus declares that He is the resurrection and the life. True life and living in its fullest sense is rooted in our relationship with Jesus. We are raised to fullness of life when Jesus is Lord in our life.

Have you had a life-raising moment, a moment of Grace, this Lent?