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June 9, 2012

posted Jun 11, 2012, 11:20 AM by Olivia Russ
Mignonette Bailey
Martha, Martha
Mignonette Bailey

f you have ever read the account of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, like me, you may have thought that Jesus was a bit hard on Martha. After all, she was serving HIM and the least He could've done was rally some help for her from Mary, right? I could definitely identify with Martha; we ALL have a to do list that never seems to go away. Once one task is complete, it seems like two show up in its place. And when that happens, we tend to pull on family and loved ones to bail us out. But I now believe that Martha's busyness was only a symptom of a deeper issue. What Jesus was really concerned about was her relationship status--with Him and with her sister, Mary.

Newburgh Theological Seminary

I'm sure that the behavior Martha displayed here was a pattern and characteristic in her life. She was probably always taking on too much, then shifting the blame onto others when she... (Continued)