Appreciating one hundred years of spiritual insight and healing
If we were at sea in a storm where all was confusion and imminent danger, and we were wise, we would keep calm and think and do the best thing possible to save the situation. We would resist the selfish temptation to yield our thoughts to the dread of shipwreck and death. We would put forth every effort to save ourselves and others.
In the midst of a war-swept era conditions are very similar to those outlined. Confronted with the loss of loved ones, and possibly of home and of national honor, the temptation to give way to inconsolable grief may be strong indeed. The compassionate Jesus at the tomb of Lazarus wept because of the sorrow of others, but he did not acknowledge its reality, for he healed that sorrow and proved that divine Love can undo the bonds of death and set the captive free.