Perhaps it's only when we let go of who and what our loved one was that we can receive who they are now.
Lent | Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
Langston Hughes challenged our consciousness by asking, “What happens to a dream deferred?” What results when hope, aspirations, callings, and promises are delayed, put off, postponed, or thwarted? Were they flawed expectations? Do such deferred dreams become burdensome desires that fade and never manifest, forever haunting us? Six months after Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri—where I serve as a pastor—there are families still wrestling with the question, “What would have happened if...?”