Mary of Bethany had one remarkable skill that sets her apart in scripture – her laser-like focus. In fact it is Dr. Luke who reveals this impressive character trait.
“Now as they went on their way Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.” Luke 10:38-39
She was riveted, mesmerized, hanging on every word he said. Before her was the Truth. He had created her. He had rescued her from her fallen state. Oh, and after his resurrection would prepare an eternal homecoming venue for her and all who embrace the Truth.
“The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which over arches rulers and ruled alike. Unless we return to the crude and nursery-like belief in objective values, we perish.” C.S. Lewis
Here is the starting point. “…I am the Way and the Truth and the Life” – Jesus (John 14:6)
“And you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free” – Jesus (John 8:32)
Life’s velocity has accelerated to an alarming pace. This information age demands that nothing is fixed or absolute. I vehemently disagree and join with Mary at the feet of the solid Rock.