Epiphany Story: Wilhelmina Lange
The story of the "Raising of Lazarus" from John 11 is one of the most memorable and critical stories in history. But it isn't just the dead man coming alive that catches our attention: we also should be taken aback by Jesus' words to the mourning sisters: Martha and Mary. If Jesus' words are to be believed, then we must come to grips with the fact that this Jesus is not just one more great teacher, not even a prophet, who founded a great religion. If we take Jesus at his words, then we must accept that he is fully God, and fully Human at the same. This is the epiphany for Martha and Mary, but also for us: Jesus is the "God-Man" - which, if we believe him, sets him apart from anyone in history.
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.