“When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home.”(JN 11: 20)
The same Martha, which we remember from another story, when Jesus visited them and Martha was “burdened with much serving” and Mary just “sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.” Again Martha was the one who was more active outside-“she went to meet him,” and Mary again is very calm, a more contemplative person. We are sometimes like Martha, and sometimes like Mary because love can be expressed in many ways in a relationship. It is good to remember that when a spouse communicates his/her love in one way, it is not the only way.
“I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak