Today in the Orthodox Church is known as Lazarus Saturday. The Gospel reading comes to us from John 11:1-45 and it narrates for us the events prior to and after perhaps Jesus’ greatest miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Human anxiety is contagious within our unique family systems and is produced in response to stressors. Father Gregory reflects on Lazarus’ death as the stressor which produces anxiety that is contagious and effects the disciples as well as Martha and Mary. Martha and Mary send a message to Jesus that their brother is ill implying they want Jesus to act immediately in response to their request. Many of us perhaps put Christ into a neat little box and pull Him out when we need Him to act on our behalf in the fashion we request. Jesus delays before journeying to Lazarus’ home with the disciples, which causes them anxiety for fear of the Jews as they travel back into Judea. Martha and Mary offload anxiety on Jesus over the death of their brother Lazarus because He did not act at the moment they requested. Our Lord finally gets their attention by telling them He is the Resurrection and the Life and gets them to focus Him, which diffuses the stressor of Lazarus’ death and calms their anxiety. The lesson that Father Gregory leaves with us as we embark on our Holy Week journey in the midst of great panic and anxiety from the coronavirus, is to let Jesus get our attention and meet His gaze which brings with it a calm.