It’s not fair. Life that is. Life is not fair.
|Gregoire Michonze’s “Figures Talking in a Village”|
|Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s “Expectations”|
Like them, and like you, I’ve done precisely the same thing. I pray for a long list of people every day, many of whom are suffering from an intractable disease, facing surgery, or undergoing treatment.
|Ivan Kramskoy’s “Inconsolable Grief”|
|Wilhelm Kotarbinski’s “The Resurrection of Lazarus”|
Jesus delayed in coming to Bethany precisely because he loves Lazarus and Mary and Martha. Preventing Lazarus’ death would have been only a temporary measure. After all, he would have died eventually in any event. God wants more for Lazarus than a few extra years. He wants eternal life. And he wants it right now, not just after Lazarus’ biological life is over.
|Camille Corot’s “A Rising Path”|