Monday, December 26, 2011

Greater works than these

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do" (John 14:12).  It seems like one of those Bible verses to which we nod politely. Greater works than Christ?  How many loaves have you multiplied lately?  How many dead have been raised at your call?

Yet, it causes me to think of the Nigerian Christmas day bombings.  "It was really terrible," said a priest. "Some [wounded] people ran towards me [saying] 'Father anoint me'."  A priest anointing dying Christians who have just been detonated after their Christmas morning service?  Perhaps those are greater works than these.

Lord have mercy on victims and killers both.