Fifth Sunday of Lent

After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, many began to believe in him – that he had been sent by the Father.  What do we believe about Jesus?  Do we believe he is the author of life with power over death?  Are there any people like Lazarus in our own lives who need to be raised to new life?  Lazarus was a prefiguring of the resurrection.  And yet, even Lazarus died again.  Jesus’ own resurrection is no a mere resuscitation, but a raising to new life, qualitatively different, never subject to death again.