Roy and Pat help us understand the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10, and how it fits in with the wider Bible story. 11.15am, Ottery St Mary Parish Church.
In Jewish culture to sit at someone’s feet meant to be their student, not to exhibit a devoted, doglike adoring posture. To sit at the feet of a teacher was what you did if you wanted to teach like that yourself. What does it mean that Jesus affirmed Mary’s right to be his student?