Service of Remembrance
Here's an old trivia question many of you may know the answer to: what is the shortest verse in the bible? We read it today. John 11: 35, “Jesus wept.” Pundits have argued for centuries why Jesus would weep when he knew he was about to raise his beloved friend back to life. And I don't want to get into those arguments but I share this thought, when Jesus chose to come to our world and to live a life fully human, he chose to share all of life. Being human meant there would be times of grief. We all face times of deep sorrow. The fact that Jesus wept with Mary and Martha tells us that Jesus shares our grief with us as well.