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Follow the Spirit of the Gospel

Follow the Spirit of the Gospel

“In the story of the raising of Lazarus, Mary represents the Johannine community as she is given the symbolic role of one who has a special mystical relationship with Jesus.  And Martha, in turn, represents other early Christian communities who are very dutiful in their devotion to ritual and doctrine but are judged not to have achieved that ideal status.”  pg 3

From “A Mystical Portrait of Jesus: New Perspective on John’s Gospel”,
By Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B.

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