Jesus Goes to Nain
Today’s lessons proclaim new life in places filled with death. The gift of life occurs twice—to widows whose sons are struck down too early, but restored by Elijah and Jesus. Paul describes his experience as a spiritual movement from death to life, from church persecutor to Gospel proclaimer. We, too, are beneficiaries of God’s great compassion—and can take comfort in His readiness to care for us in the most dire situations of life and death.