And Jacob their father said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and now you would take Benjamin. All this has come against me."
The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the LORD!
My soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed.
Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength ... For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes.
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
LORD said: “Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them."