And I hope that once this is over, whenever that will be, we might have a new appreciation and curiosity for the ways that appropriate and healthy touch can make the love of God known to us and to our community.
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.
We mustn't stay on the mountain. The valleys are plentiful and THAT'S where Jesus calls us.
According to this passage, the Christian narrative is nothing if it is not about restorative justice.
The time is here: do we wash our nets or cast them in deeper waters?
The Gospel takes on many forms. And many of those forms stir the pot and threaten the status quo.