‘Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.’ (John, 11:5)

In at the death: Janet Scott reads from the gospel of John

'Lazarus Between Martha and Mary.' | Photo: Master of Perea.

On the surface John chapter 11 is the story of a miracle – or, as John calls it, a ‘sign’, one which we, with our twenty-first-century minds, might have difficulty in believing. But we should not let that prevent us from trying to understand John’s theology.

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