Jesus is life and gives life even in situations where everybody thinks that death has triumphed. He brings his friend, Lazarus, back to life after having been buried for four days. This last sign (miracle) Jesus does in the Gospel of John will lead to an intensification of opposition and the decision to kill him. The raising of Lazarus is a first sign of the reality which his resurrection after his own death will reveal fully. At the heart of today’s Gospel is the statement of Jesus to Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life, the one who believes in me, even if he dies will live; and whoever believes in me will never die. By raising Lazarus to life, Jesus shows that he is master even of death and can give to those who follow him a way of life that is more powerful than death.