illumined tears

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on illumined tears

Lazarus Arise

Jesus wept” (John 11:35)

such is His his heartfelt Love for you and for me



“We understand that it is because He wept, because He loved His friend Lazarus that Jesus had the power of calling him back to life.  The power of resurrection is not a divine “power in itself”, but the power of love – or rather love as power.

God is Love and Love is Life.

Love creates Life.

It is Love that weeps at the grave and it is Love that restores life.

This is the meaning of the divine tears of Jesus.  In them love is at work again – recreating, redeeming, restoring the life of man:  Lazarus! Come forth!”

Father Alexander Schmemman