For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God. (Ref: Mark 10:27) Our best role model is Jesus, and his key is to know the will of God. Jesus is the perfect image of God, and when we learn about the true character of Jesus, we also start to learn the will of God.
One of the best ways to know the true character of Jesus is through meditating on His interactions with friends. Besides his disciples, we can say that Jesus' closest friends are Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Occasionally, when Jesus passed by the area on His missionary journeys, He would spend some time with them. The gospel of Luke recounts one such visit:
"As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me." The Lord said to her in reply,
"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."
He was not showing favouritism to Mary, but feeling pity for Martha.
Indeed, it would have been a real treat for Jesus and His disciples to be able to take a break after a long day of travelling and enjoy the company of good friends and delicious food at their place. He must have been full of gratitude. Then, how could He be so harsh on Martha?
Today, when our Lord Jesus uses different ways to teach us out of his love for us, would we be able to understand His true intention and see that He is showing pity to us rather than reprimanding us?
Think of a time when you were angry at God, perhaps because you thought He was unfair or didn't understand you. Can you now understand His true intention?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.