Both in the first reading and the gospel today we see God do the unexpected…he raises someone from the dead. Just when people though they had Jesus figured out, he goes and does something so unexpected that people are left in fear. Perhaps we don’t expect much from God. We can get so used to God acting in certain ways in our life that we really don’t think that anything all that out of the ordinary is possible. Today’s readings and homily are all about helping us to to expand our expectations and to even expect the unexpected.