“If you had been here, Lord, my brother would not have died!”(Mt 13:32)
Martha is just that; a simple woman. Whether in the gospel of Luke (Lk 10:38-42) or in the gospel of John (Jn 11:1-12:8) she is very plain and straight forward. Of course, she doesn’t know much of today’s artificial smiles or behavior. Still I like her character, personality very much. Whenever her friend Jesus was guest to her house she was a very busy happy host and servant, and whenever she was sad and sorrowful Jesus had to be her real consoler. Whenever felt left alone she was so much worried and wanted to be supported by her friends, especially of Jesus. Many relatives and friends were there to console her at Lazarus’ death. But as she heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him. Because she believed he only could give her the real consolation. And today we celebrate with solemnity the feast of this simple, plain saint, Martha, sister of Lazarus and Mary. On this feast day of Martha, let ask our Lord Jesus Christ for the special graces we need today to be simple in our lives and always depend on Jesus and love him sincerely.
Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful day….