5th Sunday of Lent | Year A
There was a man named Lazarus who lived in the village of Bethany with the two sisters, Martha and Mary, and he was ill. It was the same Mary, the sister of the sick man Lazarus, who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair. The sisters sent this message to Jesus, ‘Lord, the man you love is ill.’ On receiving the message, Jesus said, ‘This sickness will end not in death but in God’s glory, and through it the Son of God will be glorified.’
The faith of Martha and Mary forms a strong theme throughout the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.