Reflecting on the story of Lazarus

“We listen to the story of Lazarus as we come closer to Easter: at one level it acts as a precursor for what is to come, the death and resurrection of Jesus, but at another level, it simply points to the inadequacy of our hopes for this life, which are surpassed by far in the resurrection.  Lazarus simply returned to the life which he had left; death still lay ahead.  Jesus rose to a life that has no end.”  Fr John Cummins RIP.