For 29 July 2013, Saint Martha, based on John 11:19-27
Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, â€œLord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.â€ Jesus said to her, â€œYour brother will rise again.â€ Martha said to him, â€œI know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.â€ Jesus said to her, â€œI am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?â€ She said to him, â€œYes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.