Why didn't Jesus go sooner to save his friend Lazarus? Why doesn't Jesus do something about the death of our loved ones? Why does he allow it? Jesus did not come to take away death, but to join us in it, and transform it. Death too is a servant of God, calling us to live fully. This gospel reminds us of the inevitability of death for all of us, but also shows us the power over death, and how to live fully before our death, so that it has no power over us.