“They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him.” (JN 12: 2)
I like this simplicity, the real friendship—“they gave a dinner for him there.” Sometimes the elementary gestures are so important: time spent together, a good meal, simple talks, sharing ideas and emotions, enjoying company… a meal spent with friends happened just a few days before Our Lord’s death, and He wanted it. The most important things will happen this week, and Jesus relaxes and enjoys the company of His friends. Friends are important in our lives.
“Hail to you, our King; you alone are compassionate with our faults.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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