Feedback for John 11 from LRG
Cool title, and connection to the movie.
You have focused on the raising of Lazarus in its political implications
for Jesus--"From then on they considered how they might kill him". It is
a startling image: Jesus as a prisoner on death row. It makes me reflect
on the current waning of enthusiasm for the death penalty in light of
DNA and discoveries that not infrequently we may have executed the wrong
guy. You reference the raising of Lazarus as evidence of the hope in the
face of death. "...it takes death to find the meaning of love". Good
Excellent tie-in with neurological studies and the built-in healing
capacities of the brain. The ability to imagine a different kind of
world is an aspect of faith that we, like Martha, often do not consider.
You have captured the essence of Jesus' concern to give us a faith that
is here and now as well a comfort in a time of loss.