a woman whom Jesus loved: a capable, responsible and bold woman of faith


fifty percent perspective -Women's Best

Martha, Mary and Jesus

Is Martha less spiritual than Mary? Today we read what Jesus really says about her. Martha is a capable, proactive, and mature woman of faith. Jesus loved the two women, namely Martha, her sister (Mary) and their brother Lazarus dearly. (John 11:5) The three are presumably young, not yet married, affluent, hospitable. They generously open their large house in Bethany to accommodate Jesus and His ministry team. Martha is mentioned first in the verse 11:5. She is probably the oldest and the head of the household.

Some Christians may mistakenly think that Mary is more “spiritual”, more interested in the words, and wants to know Jesus more intimately, while on the other hand, Martha is more “carnal”, more diligent in serving Jesus (and His company) in physical services (food and drink, hospitality) and tends to be action-activity-work-performance oriented.

Context for the above teaching: Luke 10:38-42


View original post 1,102 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.