Recorded July 16, 2017
In this interaction Jesus has with Mary and Martha, there are so many places that the contact could have been negative. But Jesus has positive contact with both of them. Jesus stays calm, recognizes Martha’s feelings, and gives a clear and “no-bull” response to her.I can’t promise that you will will be able to have perfectly positive contact with everyone this week, but Jesus’ example shows us God’s desires and intentions for us to have positive contact with others. And if this is God’s desire, we have faith that the Holy Spirit will work within us to help to make this same type of positive contact happen in the stressful interactions we face with others this week.