Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus: Friends of Jesus | One-Minute Saints

by | Jul 29, 2021 | One-Minute Saints, Videos

Today we celebrate the Feast of Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. These siblings displayed close relationships with Jesus in the gospels and each of them can teach us something different about our faith.

Who do you most identify with: Martha, Mary, or Lazarus?

Hi, I’m Tucker Redding with the Jesuit Post.

Today is the feast of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, three siblings who teach us different lessons.

In the story of Martha and Mary, Mary teaches us that sometimes the best thing that we can do is slow down and pay attention to the presence of Jesus in our midst, rather than busy ourselves with endless tasks.

We learn from Martha that we can be bold with Jesus. After the death of Lazarus, Martha expresses her frustration saying her brother would still be alive if Jesus arrived sooner. She also expresses great faith and confesses that Jesus is the Messiah. One of few people in scripture to make such a confession.

We know very little about Lazarus, but we do know that Jesus wept at his tomb. We can all aspire to have such a deep connection with Jesus and that our lives might reveal the power and glory of God.

Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, pray for us!


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