The Radical Theology Lectionary: Fifth Sunday in Lent

TEXT: John 11.1-45

COMMENTARY:

“It is love, human and divine, which overcomes death in nations and generations and in all the horror of our time. Help has become almost impossible in the face of the monstrous powers which we are experiencing. Death is given power over everything finite, especially in our period of history. But death is given no power over love. Love is stronger. It creates something new out of the destruction caused by death; it bears everything and overcomes everything. It is at work where the power of death is strongest, in war and persecution and homelessness and hunger and physical death itself. It is omnipresent and here and there, in the smallest and most hidden ways as in the greatest and most visible ones, it rescues life from death. It rescues each of us, for love is stronger than death.”

-Paul Tillich, “Love is Stronger than Death” in The Essential Tillich, 161

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About jleavittpearl

Philosopher and Theologian out of Pittsburgh PA.

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