For Losing a Peer
From “Ordinary Blessings” by Meta Herrick Carlson
Fortress Press (February 2020)

A few things about John 11:1-45

1. Jesus goes to the funeral.
2. Jesus weeps, grieves openly and fully.
3. Jesus makes death his business, interrupting the normal protocol of burial, refusing death the last word, and implicating bystanders in the unbinding/letting go.

God of the Living
From “The Cure for Sorrow” by Jan Richardson