Plain Sight

Greetings on this the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
Readings: Ex 40:16-21, 34-38; PS 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11; Jn 11:19-27
Notes: On the national scene the House of Representatives is investigating what has happened in plain sight: an Insurrection on January 6th, 2021. It was in plain sight instigated by then President Trump to disrupt the process of a democratic government. It was in plain sight Republicans abetted the President in his endeavor. It is in plain sight FoxNews and other right wing news outlets mock and discount the truth.

But.

It was all in plain sight.

First reading
The Lord’s presence was in plain sight.
By night and day the people knew the Lord was with them.
Not that they could see him but that He made his presence known by signs and wonders.

For the Jewish people, there was no confusion whether the Lord was with them and whether they were safe in His care. The Lord made his dwelling place with his people.

Responsorial Psalm
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God!

Alleluia Verse
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.

Gospel Portion
The gospel of John is written using the Seven Signs of Jesus.
The raising of Lazarus is the seventh and final sign.

For the disciples, there was no confusion whether the Lord was with them and whether they were safe in His care. The Lord made his dwelling place with his people.

The Lord took them even further into the life, life after death.

Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, is put to death because of the raising of Lazarus. It is very hard to make false what was in plain sight of all the people. The promise of resurrection was for one and all who believe in him.

She said to him, “Yes, Lord.
I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God,
the one who is coming into the world.”

It was in plain sight.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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