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Jesus restores a young man to his mother and community. He moves in close, touching the bier that carries the son. His action causes the bearers to stop, to stand still. We can then imagine Jesus leaning in close, whispering, “Young man, I say to you, rise.” Consider the pause...
God, we thank you for reminding us that Jesus brings life from death, that he heals our grief and insecurity as well as that of all humanity. Amen.
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