Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 29, 2020
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
And Jesus wept. John 11:35
In today’s Gospel , Jesus weeps over the death of his friend Lazarus and at the sorrow of Mary and Martha. Jesus shows his human sympathy , compassion and emotions towards the mortal death of a person. Human Mortal Death is the Curse of Sin by our first Parents and Jesus comes in to this Earth to reverse this curse of Sin to bring eternal life. When Jesus weeps at the death of Lazarus , he weeps upon the passed on pain and suffering of Human Being for no fault of theirs but introduces him self as the reliever of that pain and suffering of Body, mind and Spirit. Jesus proves it by raising Lazarus from death.
If we see in Jesus mission on this earth, maximum miracles are done of healing of the body, so Jesus is not only a Savior of our Spirit but Body and mind as well. Jesus manifested his divine power on the Human Flesh and healed the flesh. St. Paul in the second reading writes it beautifully : If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also,through his Spirit dwelling in you.
The power of the Salvation and the love of God poured out in to our heart keeps the flesh from corruption , Jesus body was protected from corruption, we see many saint bodies remain from corruption. The spirit of God who lives in our bodies is the author of our life and creator of heaven and Earth so the death has been defeated in him and life in it’s fullness is in him, so the Human death has no power over our bodies. If we live in fullness of Christ , we also can be resurrected like Jesus because it is a promise of Christ , I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die. In the first reading God speaks through Prophet Ezekiel: I have promised, and I will do it, says the LORD.
Jesus was a Complete Man like us on this Earth but without Sin and possessed a cursed body like us , when Jesus was resurrected in body, mind and spirit, Jesus resurrected with a Human Body without curse of Sin. In the beginning Adam and Eve was created in this Human body without curse of Sin but they lost the glory of God when they disobeyed God’s Commandments and landed in a Body of Sin and sickness.
When Jesus was risen , he said Mary Magdalene not to embrace him because he was changed from a Human Cursed Body in to Human body without Sin and Curse. Jesus was accepted back in to the Holy trinity on the day of Ascension in to Heaven and the time he ascended in to Heaven , he was glorified with the glorified Human Body and the Holy spirit passed through him to everyone who connected to him on the earth. This is the reason on the day of Pentecost, Holy spirit descended upon only on the Disciples and apostles of Jesus. Whoever connects or believes in Christ , connects to the body of Christ and by default the Holy spirit descend upon him, this is one activity. All people on this Earth who believe in him becomes the Body of Christ on this Earth and each other through his representation in human glorified body in heaven.
Jesus is not in a Spirit form in Heaven but seated at the right hand of the Father in a Glorified Human body to represent the humans in Heaven and pass on the Spirit of God in to the World. This is the secret Salvation Plan planned by Father, Son and the Holy spirit. On the last day of Judgement , Jesus will come in his Human glorified body and not in his original Spirit form. The power of salvation and Holy spirit so great , even heaven and Earth trembles and we possess this power in our heart and our lives. We must be aware of our Salvation and power of the Holy spirit and invoke it’s power in healing, deliverance, Nature miracles, Deliverance, Intercession , Evangelisation and transformation of hearts.
Let us experience this power in our life . Jesus Weeps with the death of many people along with their families , for no fault of theirs but because of the curse, sickness , pain passed on by their first parents. This is the world of the dead but we have a good news , Jesus Christ weeps with us and invites us to put our trust in him and the power of Holy Trinity , the love of God pass in to us and all sin , sickness, curse will vanish in a fraction of time and we will be connected to the Body of Christ who is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for the Whole World 24×7 365 days.