Raising the Dead: Not Only on the Last Day

The raising of Lazarus from the dead strengthens our faith and comforts us that Christ is the Lord of life: death has no power over Him.  In addition to the physical death that will happen to all of us, what about spiritual death?  How does Christ raise us from our sins in the present?

 

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Year A

 

First Reading: Ezekiel 37:12-14

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Second Reading: Romans 8:8-11

Gospel: John 11:1-45

 

This homily was given at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, where Br. Thomas More is ministering as a deacon during his final year of initial formation.