Sometimes death is on my mind. It sounds terrible, fatalistic even. Is thinking about it wrong?
We began going towards Jerusalem, traveling along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, we saw a group of men at the outskirts. "10 of them," Andrew said. "Lepers," James noted. "Jews and Samaritans," Bartholomew said. "Must've been lonely. We tend to avoid each other." Peter remarked.
In the past couple of months, two prominent people in Christian circles made waves. One announced he was divorcing his wife and leaving the faith. The other announced his faith was wavering under the barrage of his questions. What's it mean? It's time to prepare yourself.
With Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary had seen what Jesus did. They believed in him as the Messiah and began following him. Later word got to us that some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. Through Nicodemus, one of the few that were favorable to Jesus in the high court, we learned what was said.