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- Mary W. Anderson, Hospitality Theology, Christian Century, July 1, 1998
Southern women are great Marthas and proud of it. Having been raised in this culture, I know that supper in a southern kitchen is a wonder to behold.... Gospel hospitality will not allow people to starve physically or spiritually. True welcoming is more interested in the needs of the guest than the preferences of the host.
- Jan Bear, Reconciling Mary and Martha, Again Magazine, September, 1994.
Written by an Antiochene Orthodox woman. The idea, I think, is not to eliminate Martha, but to help her stop being distracted with much serving.
- P. K. McCary, Choosing the Good Part, a story
OK, so Iím taking a few liberties, but it could happen. The story of Mary and Martha is one we should finish, supporting and caring for one another as we work at choosing the good part of our lives.
- Kim A. Hauenstein, Mary and Martha, a sermon
... his actions in this text are not surprising; it is simply important to know that they are quite radical. No one who did not understand Jesus would have expected them. When Martha makes what was by every indication a justifiable protest about the action of her sister, Jesus surprisingly sides with Mary.
- Clara Beth Speel Van de Water, Interpretations of Luke 10:38-42, Festschrift in Honor of Charles Speel, edited by Thomas J. Sienkewicz and James E. Betts. Monmouth, Il: Monmouth College, 1997.
Being productive, positive, and realistic Christians represents good discipleship for women and also for men. Jesus opened the door to discipleship for women, as well as men.
- Discussions of Mary and Martha
Excerpts from The Cloud of Unknowing
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