Martha & Mary
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Mary and Martha were sisters from a town called Bethany. They were two of Jesus’ most important female disciples, and they, along with their brother Lazarus, are described as being particularly beloved by Jesus. They are mentioned several times in the gospels, including in the Gospel of Luke, where Martha spends her time doing household chores while Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, in the Gospel of John, where Jesus raises their brother Lazarus from the dead, and again in the Gospel of John where Mary anoints Jesus with ointment and wipes his feet with her hair.
On two of these occasions, Mary comes under criticism from others, first from Martha, who accuses her of being too lazy to help with the chores, and secondly from Judas Iscariot, who claims that her use of costly ointment is wasteful. In both cases, however, Mary’s choices are confirmed by Jesus as right and proper expressions of devotion.|
Notable Attributes:Faith, Commitment
Principles:Put God First
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