The Gospels make it clear: Lazarus—and his sisters, Mary and Martha—were special friends of Jesus. They were so close that “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) at the tomb of his dear friend; so close that Jesus raised him from the dead and returned him, alive and whole, to his mourning sisters.
A lot of food for thought here. I know I have betrayed Our Lord countless times with what I thought and hoped were good, wise excuses! My pride would rather not use that word 'fear'😲