Death and life

 
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Thursday of 17th week, based on John 11:19-27

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Mr Mike Kelly OP

About Mr Mike Kelly OP

I am married to Jenny, and we have 5 grown-up children and 9 grandchildren. I have had careers in education, and as an immigration consultant. Jenny and I are part of a local Dominican family, and have been part of a preaching team that travelled widely. The thing that makes me Dominican is what Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP calls “a deep relationship between the Dominican vocation to preach, and a passion for justice”.

One thought on “Death and life

  1. Mike,
    Good, solid preaching. I especially liked the way that you tied this scripture in to the seven “I am” statements in John. That brought out the central message, can I believe.
    The thing that lessened the impact for me was that that you spoke a bit too slowly and were quite thorough in your explanations. I found myself wanting you to “get on with it.” In the end, though, I was challenged in a good way.. can I believe that surely?

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