As I was heading in to our Communion Service at Saint Alice Church this morning, this song moved me. It was initially the lyric at the beginning of the song that said that they had been married for 15 years, but then the idea of seeing our lives as dancing in the minefields, and ultimately, the promise of God’s eternal presence to sustain us. Today, we remember Saint Martha as the friend of Jesus who was busy about the work of hospitality and wondered why Mary wasn’t being asked to be busy like her. She was told that Mary was about the work that sustains us for eternity, so she was to be left alone. However, she was also given a chance to completely redeem her ignorance by proclaiming the truth of who Jesus is and how he will be with us until the end, at the resurrection of her brother Lazarus.
I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God,
the one who is coming into the world.” John 11:27
The being with us until the end says to me, what the song says…We will be able to live out our lives confident in the promise that God will be with us…The presence of Jesus is our for the asking, and we should be asking, right?…In the Sacrament of the Eucharist and Confession, we need only believe and repent, and we will have him forever!
Saint Martha, pray for us!