Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
With a title like “A Tale Of Two Sisters”… you’d think I would open this sermon with something like: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” But it was neither. It was an unusual time, to be sure, even a little exciting. After all, these were the days of an itinerant rabbi, called Jesus of Nazareth, who was attracting quite a bit of attention.
Luke has been leading us through a series of events which display WHY Jesus has been attracting so much attention, and in just this 10th chapter, Luke shows us much about Jesus and his intent for US. You’ve got the 70 being sent out a couple of weeks ago in our reading, and last week we experienced Jesus confrontation with a lawyer and the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Through those stories, we’ve been told to accept the hospitality of strangers and rely on God for our basic needs, while we show and tell others about the existence of the kingdom, all the while being used as part of God’s larger plan in the world; and ultimately that God doesn’t care WHERE love comes from … only that love is DONE.
And now today, we have this encounter at Mary and Martha’s house. What next from Jesus?… Read full sermon here (PDF)