Some years ago, the priest at a nearby chapel expressed a special love for Scripture. One lesson he often worked in was how the bible is full of little prayers. Consider starting a collection of your own favorite little bible prayers.
“They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served” (Jn 12:2a). I had always sort of assumed that Martha learned a lesson about letting go of housework after her complaint to Jesus about Mary not helping out (Lk 10:38-42).
In my mind, Jesus was a very busy guy. I think of his many, many stories of preaching, traveling, healing; it seems that people were constantly nearby—listening, asking questions, begging for a miracle.
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