Friends of Jesus
Jesus had many friends, as we do, in His life. He, as a human being, depended upon them for social and spiritual support.
Martha and her sister Mary were such friends of Jesus. They welcomed Him and made a place in their home for Him.
But they were also His disciples. They listened to His words and took them to heart.
What a great example they are to us. We do want to be faithful disciples, but we can also be friends of Jesus. We want to welcome Him into our homes and hearts. This is how we can best live out our faith each and every day.
May Martha and Mary inspire us to be loving disciples and friends of Jesus this week.
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider