Death. It haunts us -- when we read the news; when we care for aging or ailing loved ones; when we hit a point in life where thoughts of our mortality can keep us awake at night.
Our lessons this Sunday are about death -- but they're also about life; about a God who seems as frustrated and angry at death as we do, who is able to summon new life from that which was dead.
Will you be preaching on our Gospel lesson, where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead? Or on the field of dry bones come alive in our reading from Ezekial? Will you tackle Paul's musings on life in the spirit versus life in the flesh? Are you dedicating this Lazarus Sunday to issues of HIV/AIDS? Or are you going in a different direction in your service and sermon?
We welcome your thoughts here as we all plan, pray and preach our way into Sunday. What's on your mind this week?