Third Sunday after Pentecost
O Lord, how shall I meet Thee / How welcome Thee aright? / Thy people long to greet Thee, / My Hope, my heart's Delight! / O kindle, Lord, most holy, / Thy lamp within my breast / To do in spirit lowly / All that may please Thee best.1
It is fitting, given this Gospel lesson, that we had a funeral this past week [in Marion]. The scene Tuesday was perhaps much like the scene in Nain. There were mourners—saddened by the loss—following the body to the cemetery. In Nain, however, the scene was different. Other than the obvious lack of automotive transportation and other signs of ancient times, Jesus shows up in His person in Nain and raises the dead back to life.