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  • Writer's pictureChristopher Looby

5th Sunday of Lent A 2023

"And Jesus wept."

Though it is the shortest verse in the Bible, it carries a profound message of love, empathy, and compassion. In the story of Lazarus, Jesus is confronted with the grief of Martha and Mary, as well as the loss of His friend Lazarus. His tears reveal His deep connection to humanity and His ability to empathize with our pain and suffering.

In just two words, we are reminded of the compassionate heart of our Savior.

"And Jesus wept" is a testament to the fact that God is not distant from our struggles. He shares in our sorrows and understands our pain. In times of suffering, we can find solace in the knowledge that Jesus is with us, grieving alongside us and offering His love and support.

"And Jesus wept."

This simple yet powerful message can inspire us to be more compassionate and empathetic in our own lives. In our interactions with others, let us share in their sufferings, offering comfort and support just as Jesus does for us.

As we approach Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, let us find practical ways to live out this message of compassion and empathy. Reach out to those in need, comfort the grieving, and offer support to the suffering.

Let us strive to be more like Jesus, opening our hearts to the pain of others and offering the hope and comfort that comes from a God who weeps with us.

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