July 29, 2013

Martha

July 29, 2013:  St. Martha

EX 32:15-24, 30-34  Moses came down with the tablets of the commandments, saw the calf and dancing, broke tablets, fused/ground/scattered calf.  Aaron recounts; Moses reproves, intercedes.


PS 106:19-20, 21-22, 23  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  Ancestors forgot God, forged calf; Moses turned back God's wrath.

JN 11:19-27  Martha, Mary, Jesus re Lazarus:  “If you had been here, my brother would not have died."  “Your brother will rise.”  “I know--on the last day.”  “I am the resurrection."  “I believe you are the Christ.”
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LK 10:38-42  Martha, burdened with serving, wants help while sister Mary sits at Lord's feet.  Jesus:  "Mary has chosen the better part."


  • Red suspenders:  Moses' anger
  • Calculator tie for Sunday's first reading.  (I often refer to Sunday's readings on Monday.)

  • Question mark tie pin: Moses' question to Aaron (v21), Jesus' to Martha (Jn 11:26), Martha's to Jesus (Lk 10:40),
  • Brown square tie pin represents tablets with commandments (like stone used last week did)