You see, I don’t think y’all came here today to satisfy some nostalgic obligation. I think you came here today because you’re looking for a little life amid the chaos, amid the grief, amid the cruelty of this world. So take a little life home with you today. Take it home and share the life that is found in this five-word sermon.
If the stones could shout out, as Jesus suggests they are capable of, they would likely tell the story of two kings who entered Jerusalem from separate entrances.
Martha, of course, was busy doing the dishes. Lazarus was silent, perhaps still standing in amazement of the fact that only a few days ago he was deader than a doornail. Mary, however, did something quite different.
Now is not the time for silence. Silence only empowers the foxes.
Cultivate resilience. Let go of the distraction. And you might just find the freedom that you seek in order to follow Christ on this Lenten journey.