In our theology, we believe Jesus is all-human and all-divine. What becomes interesting is that Jesus has to make a decision between two women. One owned a house; the other had no available address. One had a strong work ethic; we don’t know how long the other held a job. One sent an invitation; the other just happens to be in the right place. Jesus, in the midst of two women, gave a clear distinction of who He leaned towards.
Martha was in the kitchen doing all of the things she thought made a “good” woman. She was from the old school paradigm that believes a way to a man’s heart was through his stomach. On the other hand, Mary focused on Jesus’ feet. Feet are the most sensitive part of the body. They are open to bacteria, disease, injury and wounds. Mary focused on ministering to Jesus’ most sensitive side, not His most human side.
Sometimes, a man will forego food for nourishment. If he gets nourished in the place of his sensitivity, he’ll skip a meal. Mary never asked what Jesus wanted, she assumed the position and waited for His rebuke. Martha got mad because, with all of her culinary skills and advantages over Mary, she never attracted Jesus’ attention. A lot of women miss the mark of ministering to their man when they become busy with domestic affairs rather than taking the time to handle his internal affairs.
Feet are a symbol of change, movement and progress. By attending to His feet, Mary was implying, “I’m going to help you make progress.” Martha let Mary handle business in her house when she couldn’t. Do not present your friends to your man until you are sure you can handle the feet and the food.
One of the most elementary songs to women that men like is “You Remind Me of My Jeep”. I want to break down why men relate to that song. A man places greater priority and value in his car than he does his house. He will wash his car, but live in a dirty house because his car is synonymous with who he is in character, personality and image. If a man spent the same kind of time on a woman as he did on cars, he would be a whole lot better.