Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent where the readings move us from thirst, to blindness, to death.
And our Gospel deals with this topic of death through the story of Lazarus.
Lazarus represents someone who is totally drowning in sin. He is dead spiritually. After four days in his tomb Jesus calls Lazarus back to life. And we too are called back to life as Lazarus is called back to life by the loving voice of Jesus.