Friday, October 30, 2009
The Feast of All Saints Year B conclusion
The lessons for the Feast of All Saints point us to an alternate reality. The difficulty for us is that we are like Lazarus prior to Jesus command. Bound hand and foot by the temporal reality in which we live it is hard to live as Jesus commands. But the word to Lazarus is the word to all who believe. Come out! Come out of ways that are destuctive to yourself and others. Come out of ways of thinking that keep you bound to old patterns and habits. The way in which freedom happens in our temporal lives is to anticipatre the eternal. One day Jesus will call our names as we pass from death to life. By faith we hear and respond to that command in our present. So come out of the tomb and live in the light.