Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach

The Good Samaritan and Martha
October 2, 2011, 4:06 pm
Filed under: Christian Living, Good Advice, Lessons Learned from Reading

Over at What’s Best Next, Matt Perman recently had an article drawing the connection between the story of Mary and Martha in context in Luke 10 with the Good Samaritan coming right before it. It is worth reading the entire article, but here’s a little excerpt to whet your appetite.

Do indeed be radical in doing good, just like the Good Samaritan (v. 37). But don’t take this to mean that you should be scrambling around frantically, over-committing yourself and becoming over busy… Serve, but don’t be frantic. Sacrifice and go out of your way, but don’t neglect devoted time to worship and prayer and reading the Bible…God values — indeed, requires — both action and thought. Radical action for good is illustrated in the Good Samaritan. And deep consideration of the teaching of Jesus is modeled in the story of Mary and Martha… There is time for both and, ironically, each serves the other.



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