Friday, March 16, 2012

Martha, Mary and Lazarus

"When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.
"Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
Jesus wept. "
João 11:32-35 (NVI)

This episode tells us about three brothers: Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Taking them by figure, I would like to bring a teaching.

Lazarus - the brother who was dead.

Martha - is the one that said: Lord, it's been four days and it has a bad odor already . She did not believe that Jesus could do something for her brother.

Mary - instead of expressing any word, was willing to cry.

Many times we look to the situation of the lost (the dead) around us, and say: It smells bad, there's no way to save them. The attitude that moved Jesus and set him in motion to bring life to that young man who was dead, was the attitude of Mary.

Mary fell down at his feet and wept; when he saw her, Jesus was moved by the Spirit, and moved toward the grave to call Lazarus out. Most of the apparitions of Mary in the Bible is prostrate down at his feet: attentively listening to Jesus once, again breaking the vase of ointment, and again in this text.

In this episode, a crowd followed Mary and found Jesus, and many came to believe in him. The work that produces result is to prostrate. The work that produces result is weep before him in favor of someone. Thus, He moves, He acts, He calls, He resurrects the one who was dead!

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!

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