It would be nice if leadership followed a formula. There would be more consistency across an organization. 1+1=2, if they do this, do that in response, and this will be the result. It's not a formula. Leadership is an art, and everyone has their style.
We followed them to the tomb. Jesus, once more deeply moved, asked to be taken to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
Life is full of endings and beginnings. We have to know how to deal with it.
We arrived in Bethany, and Jesus asked a man that was passing by about Lazarus. “He’s been in the tomb for four days now,” Thomas looked around nervously. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. If Jesus were seen, word would get back to Jesus’ enemies that he was back.