Fifth Sunday of Lent

John 11:1-45

Like Martha and Mary our faith is tested. We sometimes have doubts and feelings of despair. Faith for many of us, at times, is anything but easy and natural. Sometimes our faith is challenged because of tragedies or disappointments as it was for Martha and Mary. But Jesus came in his own good time and reminded us that he is the resurrection and the life. (Jesus was sensitive to the people and events around him, but he did not give control of his life to external forces. Jesus maintained an internal center of control.) Claypoole