Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lazarus time 2

After John 11

It isn’t the timing,
it isn’t the healing,
this Lazarus time
when we wait
when we endure.
The waiting is the plan,
a part of what is
greater, what is
larger, what we do not
understand, It lies
beyond us, this answer,
this knowledge, and we
rage in frustration
at this waiting that
tempts the impulse
within us, not outside us.

Related: Lazarus time.

Painting: The Raising of Lazarus, oil on canvas by Vincent Van Gogh (1890); Van Gugh Museum, Amsterdam.

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