Mary: Teacher and Student of Jesus

Yesterday Joanna helped us explore the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Mary isn’t a one and done story.  She emerges in the gospels several times and she is present to Jesus from conception to death to resurrection. 

Mary is both Jesus’ teacher, as any parent or significant adult is in the life of a child, but also later his student.  And isn’t that a great model to us for all our relationships?  Isn’t that a lot about what it means to be a disciple?  We follow after Jesus and are taught and formed by him, as we are by others who follow in his way.  But we also do this for others; we become examples, teachers, and formers of others who follow Christ.  We are always both student and teacher in faith.

Humble servant.  Mary – willing to be led, but also pondering, treasuring, and teaching others by her example.  How are we also called to be humble servants who follow in the way of Christ even as we lead others in the way of service, love, and forgiveness?

About Andrew Kukla

I am the proud father of four wonderful children, loving husband to Caroline, brother to three mostly wonderful sisters, and son of two parents that gifted me with a foundation of love and freedom. I also am a Presbyterian pastor and former philosophy major with a love of too many words (written with many grammatical errors and parenthetic thoughts), Soren Kierkegaard, and reflections on living a life of discipleship that is open to all the challenges, ups and downs, brokenness and grace, of a chaotic and wonderful life founded upon the love of God for all of creation.

Posted on March 4, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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