Lazarus was dead: to begin with.
Sometimes when I read the Psalms, I skip over the laments.
Quinn G. Caldwell
One way that many talk about what happened in the Garden of Eden — which is to say, one way to talk about the human condition, why it's so fraught and difficult — is to say that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their disobedience, their sin, made death enter the world.
The bold, ancient Revelation to John repeats the even more ancient vision of Ezekiel.
I remember the first time I realized, about 32 winters in, that the trees where I lived in New England lacked foliage fully six months out of every year.