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 The Widow of Naim

 
   “Soon afterward he went to a town called NAIM, and his disciples and
a large
crowd accompanied him. 
As he approached the gate of the town
a dead man
was being carried out,
the only son of a widowed mother. 

A considerable
crowd of townsfolk were with her.  The Lord was moved with pity upon seeing her and said to her,
‘Do not cry’…”


                  The Gospel of St. Luke 7:11-15


What is most impressive about Luke’s account of the raising of the widow’s only son from the dead, was the compassion and pity shown by Jesus Christ.  He saw the large funeral procession and went up to the grieving widow and said:  “Do not cry” (Lk 7:13).  Then, without being asked, stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!” (Lk 7:14).  The widow’s crying stopped, she embraced her son and took him home again.  All marveled at His act.


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