A little later, Jesus went to a town called Naim. He was accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. As he reached the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; there followed a large crowd of townspeople.
On seeing her, the Lord had pity on her and said, “Don’t cry.” Then he came up and touched the stretcher, and the men who carried it stopped. Jesus then said, “Young man, I say to you, wake up!” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. A holy fear came over them all, and they praised God saying, “A great prophet has appeared among us. God has visited his people.” This news spread throughout Judea and the surrounding places.
READ: The dead man got up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
REFLECT: God is the God of life. As Paul tells us, death is his enemy and it will one day be destroyed forever (1 Cor 15: 26). Each day brings us closer to that great victory.
PRAY: Let us ask Christ to deliver us from an excessive fear of death.
ACT: Today we will seek an opportunity to console someone who has recently lost a loved one.
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