Luke 13:1-9
The Way to Reason With Death

This is an unfamiliar story to many of us but it is, Fr. Allen claims, one of the philosophical highlights of Jesus' teaching ministry.  How we understand and reasons about the suffering around us says more about our own fears and anxieties than it does about why any particular person is suffering.  Jesus helps us confront our fear of death by helping up see ourselves and our fellows from the perspective of grace, which in God's economy is more powerful than death.