God, Self & Other – Luke 31: Too Busy Being Christian (Martha & Mary)

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“Love is the name of the game” is a phrase you hear frequently around here, and it’s true.

But when love becomes a commandment, there is a temptation to turn love into duty, in which obedience to duty takes on a life of its own.

In this episode we examine the story of two sisters, Martha and Mary.

Martha obeys convention to love Jesus properly. Mary flagrantly violates every social norm to love Jesus passionately. Which one do you think Jesus affirms most? And what does it teach us about the life of faith?

The text for this episode is Luke 10:38-42 (NRSV)

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