Martha, Misunderstood {at the Junia Project}

Martha, Misunderstood {at the Junia Project}

Martha, Misunderstood

Martha, Misunderstood If you've been around this blog long, you know that I love Martha of Bethany. There is something about her story that has captured me and I can't stop thinking (or writing) about her.

I told you earlier this week that I was going to have the chance to guest post for The Junia Project (a community of women and men advocating for the inclusion of women at all levels of leadership in the Christian church and for mutuality in marriage). I have long respected the work that they do, and I'm beyond honored to have a piece there today.

It's about Martha.

Please join me there, and read and follow the rest of the site, as well. You will not regret it.

Here's how my piece starts:

I can’t imagine a world in which it would be culturally acceptable for a hostess to walk up to her guest of honor and ask him to have a word with her sister, who was not anticipating the needs of her guests with the same alacrity as the hostess (especially loudly enough for at least one eyewitness to hear and write about it). That is not the world that I live in, and it was certainly not the world that Martha of Bethany inhabited.

I’ve heard quite a number of sermons about “Mary and Martha” over the years, and they have all had the same tenor: Strive to be more like Mary and less like Martha.

Please join me at The Junia Project to read the rest.

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