Thursday, July 29, 2010
SS. Martha, Mary & Lazarus of Bethany
Martha, the homemaker: bustling about, "busy about many things". Mary, the contemplative, content to sit at Jesus' feet and learn, choosing "the better part". Lazarus, a "resurrection billboard", given a second chance at life.
A family. Probably the closest to a family which Jesus had during his adult ministry.
"We need to have people who mean something to us, people to whom we can turn, knowing that being them is coming home." (Bernard Cooke)