During this time of Christ’s ministry, following Jesus meant excommunication from the temple. When Jesus heals a blind man, he must consider if he will follow Jesus, which could mean being disowned by his family and community. Following Christ has a cost, but it is always worth it!
Today we look at the story of Lazarus, the man who died and was raised to life again by Christ. Before his resurrection, however, there was great sorrow in his family. Christ was their true comfort, and he is our comfort as well.