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By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine, Sept. 13, 2023

Regis Martin is Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  …


For the Christian who clings to Christ, death is not the end.

In my end is my beginning. —T.S. Eliott

Regis MartinIf a book has God as its author—which is what we believe about the Bible—then it should scarcely surprise anyone to find a great many divinely inspired stories in it. Wholly unexpected things will suddenly pop out to startle and amaze the unsuspecting reader. So many stunning examples, in other words, of things God has said and done that stay in the memory.

For instance, the passage in John’s Gospel (11:34-35), where Jesus goes to the house of Lazarus, who has been in the ground for four days; and, standing over the grave of his dead friend, He weeps. How moving can that be? How utterly unexpected, too. That a mere mortal should cause a breach so profound in the heart of God that tears freely fall. How can this be? ….

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