Listening to the Grieving
March 29, 2020 (Lent 5)
“Listening to the grieving.” Months ago that was the intended theme for this week. Turns out that it is entirely appropriate, although instead of thinking about a handful of people who are grieving, we all are grieving. Pastor Rob reflects on John 11 as Jesus encounters a grieving community. Jesus is at work, even in the midst of grief: bringing us together, weeping with us and finally bringing about new life.
The image of Jesus Wept is by James Tissot (1836-1902). It is housed at the Brooklyn Museum.