April 2nd 2017 – Lent 5A

(John 11:1-45)
Lazarus was dead
four days no less, and stinking,
when Jesus called him.

Here is a story
of tears, anger, disbelief,
threat, hope and new life.

Lazarus’ new life
was made whole being unbound
by community.

Challenging old ways
threatens old bounds but brings
risk, life, hope, promise.
        Jeff Shrowder, 2017
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