Today we are remembering the intercommunion of the living and the dead. We remember all those faithful departed, those unknown who were part of the faith, family members, friends, and the grieving.
The scripture, of course, is the miracle of Lazarus being brought back to life through an act of God. And Jesus asks Martha, and all Christians, to believe in the power of resurrection. He shows us nothing less than how to meet death. How to not allow death to have dominion over us.
We symbolize this message through the ritual of baptism.