1. Martha’s pain is not met by a to-do list. Jesus’ reply is not that she should try harder or change her behavior
  2. The well-meaning advice “time heals all wounds” is offensively false when we confront the overwhelming evidence that the constants in our lives are death, taxes, and suffering.
  3. The following is adapted from Called to Defend written by Valerie Locklair (1517 Publishing, 2017).