Martha

The sister of Mary and Lazarus

Martha lived in Bethany and was a friend of Jesus. In Luke 10:38-42, Martha welcomes Jesus to her home but complains when her sister Mary does not help her provide hospitality. In John 11:1-44, Martha appeals to Jesus for help when her brother Lazarus dies, and Jesus responds by telling her, “I am the resurrection and the life.”

Christ with Martha and Maria, by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1886

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