Friendship of Jesus and we
Please point out the parallel between the friendship of Jesus and our friendship. When a person is the hardest, sometimes no one will help, just a good friend. A friend of ours often understands more than his own family. “You’ll meet a friend in an emergency,” the certified person tells us wisdom.
The Lord Jesus also knew this. Therefore, in the most difficult period of life comes to strengthened with a friend of Lazarus. Jesus knew what awaited him in Jerusalem. We read that it was six days before the Great night, that is, only six days before the betrayal and torture. We are not surprised because Jesus visits his loved ones: Lazarus and his sisters Martha and Mary. It comes to you; he rested a little for them to please and strengthen each other. The fact tells us that Mary did not hesitate to anoint Jesus’ feet with the true and very precious fragrant oil about what respect to Jesus these three siblings kept. Martha is her own. She showed affection again by generously caring for precious guests. And Lazarus, sir of the house, he was the best witness of Jesus’ power, for Jesus resurrected him himself of the dead.
Jesus came to strengthen himself with friends, and at the same time, to strengthen friends before everything suffering, which was to come in a few days. Why the liturgy presents us today, a few days before Easter, just this reading, just this event from the life of Jesus? Why did the apostle John remember just that this event? The Church knows the value of friendship well. He even knows this price. God himself and the Church want to draw our attention to this award, but not in any way, but the light of Christ’s life, performance, and death for friendship, fidelity, and love. Let’s try now together to transfer to Lazarus’ house. Imagine guests sitting at a table. Marta cares to give them nothing it was not missing; Mary brings a container of precious oil and Lazarus from all around. He talks about his death and how Jesus resurrected him. The Pharisees hear it all, and in a crowded room, somewhere in the middle, Jesus is sitting, looking painfully at the people, for of whom he will soon die … There are noise and life everywhere, and the Lord is trying to get a little human love from your friends. Somewhere in that noise, you suddenly show up, brother – sister, we are there, and we can’t help but wonder what’s going on around us. Jesus is sitting opposite, and we are looking at me. We register Judas as angry for money, but Jesus looks at us. It is the moment we meet a friend. We hear the Pharisees behind our backs. They whisper, “We have to kill them both. Jesus, and that of Lazarus! ” Well, we’re still looking at a friend.
Suddenly, we realize that without this friend, the rest of our lives would be useless. It wouldn’t be “it.” We are slowly beginning to realize the meaning of the word friend. He who once knows this friendship of Jesus begins to perceive completely differently, again your friends. Namely, how Mary, Martha, and Lazarus showed their respect for Jesus is also a recipe for us. Our friends are worthy of such a service from us. Let’s not be afraid to spill the precious oil of our time on the feet of the man who needs us to hold him. Ours with that, our whole life and his life will be permeated. Let’s not be afraid to serve and attach a helping hand, like Martha, and let us take care of the guests whom the Lord sends us to our lives. It is not for nothing that they say: “Guest to the house – God to the house.”
And let us not be afraid to testify of what Jesus has done for us in our lives, just like Lazarus. And above all, let us be careful not to deny Jesus for our own comfort and greed, like Judas. This is what the gospel tells us today. Friendship, love, and dedication will help us be saved. As the Book of Ecclesiastes warns us in the Old Testament when it says that: “Two are better off than the man himself: They can get it for their efforts greater reward, and when they fall, one picks up the other. Woe to the same, though falls! He has no other to lift him”(Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10).
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