All Saints Sunday

“We give thanks for the many different Saints in our lives” was Pastor Beth’s beginning to her sermon.

She shared with us some of the life and then the death of her father who died this past February.

Love and grief are intertwined.

In today’s Gospel, John 11:32-44, the humanity of Jesus, who wept over hearing of Lazarus’s death, is comforting to us.

Love and loss go together.

God’s word is always a word of life, hope and promise.

We gather in the presence of a God who has power over death.

Live and love as if death has no power over you so that we can live and love as the people of God.