Fifth Sunday of Lent
Martha and Mary were sad that their brother died and then disappointed that Jesus took his time in coming. Martha said ‘I know he will rise again, in the resurrection on the last day.’ Now Jesus affirmed that faith, but then offered her something better. Jesus went beyond that and said: “I am the resurrection and the life.” That statement embraces the hope of life after death but it also includes the promise of life here and now. Like Martha and Mary our faith is tested. But Jesus comes in his own good time and reminds us that he is the resurrection and the life.