Lessons from Jesus' Friends in Bethany
We celebrate the Feast Day of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus on July 29.
In the bustling town of Bethany, Jesus formed a unique friendship with siblings Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Their bond taught us some valuable life lessons that can inspire young people.
Jesus cherished spending time with Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, showing the importance of nurturing friendships. Make time for your friends, even amidst a busy schedule.
Listen and Learn
Mary sat at Jesus' feet, absorbing His teachings. Be attentive to others' words and wisdom; it can be transformative.
When Lazarus fell ill, the sisters didn't hesitate to seek Jesus' help. Don't be afraid to share your struggles with friends and seek support when needed.
Jesus wept when Lazarus died, revealing the depth of His love. Be compassionate and empathetic towards others, sharing their joys and sorrows.
Serve with Love
Martha's hospitality demonstrated that serving others with love is a beautiful act. Engage in acts of service, whether big or small, to show your love for others.
Forgive and Heal
When Lazarus was raised from the dead, Jesus showcased the power of forgiveness and healing. Practice forgiveness to mend broken friendships.
Believe in Miracles
Lazarus' resurrection reminded us of Jesus' divine power. Have faith in miracles, both big and small, and believe in God's plan for your life.
To practice these lessons, create a tight-knit community by joining youth groups, engaging in Bible studies, or volunteering together. Share your life journey, lend a listening ear, and offer help when someone is in need. Embrace compassion, forgiveness, and unwavering faith, mirroring Jesus' love for His friends in Bethany. As you follow these lessons, your friendships will blossom, and you'll grow in faith, love, and joy.