Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lazarus time

After John 11

We wait for the healing
from this sickness;
the healing does not come.
Sickness, terminal, but
it can be healed,
we know. We do not
know why the healing
waits, why it does not come.
It is cruel, seems cruel,
is cruel,
this waiting, this cruelty
we impose on ourselves.

Illustration: Early Christian depiction of the raising of Lazarus.

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