Two Ladies, Two Personalities
This event had happened before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. It must have been so exciting for Martha and Mary to have Jesus as a visitor at their house, and as expected Martha was rushing around making everything comfortable for her distinguished visitor. Mary, on the other hand, was seated at Jesus’ feet enjoying the proximity of His visit. Looking a bit stressed, Martha appeals to the Lord to make Mary get up and help with the serving. Jesus replied, Martha, Martha you are busy with many things, but Mary has chosen the good part and it will not be taken from her.