A little later, Jesus went to a town called Naim. He was accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. As he reached the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; there followed a large crowd of townspeople.
On seeing her, the Lord had pity on her and said, “Don’t cry.” Then he came up and touched the stretcher, and the men who carried it stopped. Jesus then said, “Young man, I say to you, wake up!” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. A holy fear came over them all, and they praised God saying, “A great prophet has appeared among us. God has visited his people.” This news spread throughout Judea and the surrounding places.
The Lord had pity on her…” is a striking statement and its thought really does console us. It communicates that we have a God who is compassionate and sympathetic to human plights in life, a God who enfleshed himself to let us realize the magnanimity of his love for us. The sincerity of this God is unquestionable. He experienced how it is to live on earth through the Son so that we can be justified before the Father. This ultimate act of God, however, makes us realize that despite our sinfulness, still salvation is offered to us. We just have to rely on His grace and take the right actions in life. He is the God of Love and He is in love with us. The question is, how in love are we with Him? /Vulnerasti, 2023.