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Mary And Martha Are Contrasted

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by Walter and Deborah, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Walter and Deborah

    Walter and Deborah Junior Member

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    Friday 2-28-20, Adar 3, 5780 6th. day of the weekly cycle, 70th. Winter day

    Luke Ten:38-42 (KJV)

    Mary And Martha Are Contrasted:

    38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

    39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

    40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

    41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

    42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    Love always, Walter and Debbie
     
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  2. angelsaroundme

    angelsaroundme New Member

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    This is one of my favorite parts in the whole Bible. Simple and yet full of meaning.
     
  3. JackRT

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    And when you understand a little context the meaning becomes more interesting. Martha is scurrying around preparing a meal and is getting a little overheated because Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to him teach. Martha comes to Jesus and asks him to tell Mary to get up and help her.

    The fact that she asked Jesus rather than going directly to her sister says something in and of itself. In that culture a married woman could be directed only by her husband. To go to the wife directly when her husband is present would be an insult to the husband in that very patriarchal society. We can draw each of us our own conclusions here. And yes I do believe that Mary the Magdalene and Mary of Bethany are the same person.
     
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  4. angelsaroundme

    angelsaroundme New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Never gave much thought to that verse supporting the idea of Jesus and Mary being together. I guess people at the time might have not wanted people to know because it'd likely end up in goddess worship.
     
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