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The Fifth Sunday of Lent - Year A

Meditation on John 11: 1-45

Gaze on a deathbed. Often today
this is in hospital, a curtained bed
where relatives huddle and whisper;
other people avert their eyes when
they pass by, afraid to intrude.
Watch while the loved one’s breath
ebbs away. Listen to the effort of
the lungs, gasping for air. The
person’s face is etched with the
pain of breathing, their skin pallid
and their eyes dull. These eyes...

Taken from Gazing on the Gospels Year A by Judith Dimond

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