Our instincts have been trained to come to Martha’s defense. After all, she’s the servant. She’s getting things done while others sit. She should be the one commended here. But is it possible that even something good like service can be elevated to a place of priority it was never meant to hold? And may it actually be drying out our soul…and even masking some deep voids?
People around you are in pain. The challenge for most of us is not so much that we don't want to share the pain of others...as it is that we don't know how. We ask what we can learn from Jesus taking 2 different approaches to 2 grieving sisters...and we talk about specific ways we can weep with those who weep.