Do not seek death, death will find you.
But seek the road that makes death a fulfilment.
Another resurrection story. In the township of Nain
an only son joins Lazarus, and in time, Jesus himself.
(Let’s be generous, and add the daughter of Jairus;
that makes four members of the resurrection guild.)
Perhaps the widow’s son will outlive her, this time;
(this is the way things should be).
Then she will be spared the bitterness
of rekindled grief.
Another resurrection story,
but they are all really part of the one.
Death’s ultimate conqueror
having come among us.
The ones who followed after him
eventually understood that bodily resurrections
have little use
beyond the postponement of grief.
should be received as a divine gift.
Death’s purpose is not found in its reversal
but in the fulfilment of living.
© Ken Rookes 2016