A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday July 29

Saint Martha

Jeremiah 26: 1-9; Psalm 69: 5, 8-10, 14; John 11: 19-27

Life after death

Jesus’ words to Martha demand a great faith and Martha’s response shows that she does indeed have this faith. Are we able to answer the same question with as much certainty as Martha? When someone who is very dear to us dies our faith is tested and strengthened through the long days and months of grieving. And when we ourselves are in danger of dying we can cling to these words. This is the great and consoling truth of our faith: “He who believes in me will never die.”

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