I was recently asked in front of a group of women what I look for in a friend. I stumbled around in an attempt to sound somewhat holy (or at least reflective) until I finally said, "I guess I just like them."
Mary knew Jesus. She knew what it was to sit in His presence and hang on His every word (Luke 10:38-42). She knew that He loved her. She knew that He cared. And so, when her brother fell ill, she and her sister Martha called for the Teacher that they knew was the Healer: “Lord, he whom You love is ill” (John 11:3).