When Jesus Met Mary and Martha
September 6, 2020
Hospitality is a blessing from God. When we show hospitality to others, we show hospitality to God. Although the natural human tendency is to join others who are like us, we must be willing, Hebrews 13.2 says, to entertain strangers--those we don't know and in particular those who are not like us because Jesus invites all who will come to his table of fellowship. Only when the followers of Christ show hospitality to others will others be open to the hospitality that Jesus offers.
In this series:
Luke 10:38–42 (Listen)
Martha and Mary
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus1 entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.2 Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
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