At the Home of Martha and Mary
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Marthaopened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
In the past, when I had family or friends over for dinner, I stayed in the background preparing the meal. Being present and mindful of my surrounding and to sit with my guest was not something I did. I was busy in the background and very much like Martha focused on the preparation.
I was also the complainer – telling my husband I had no help.
I was not like Mary. Mary sat by Jesus and listened intently to him. She relished his companionship.
When I sit and prayerfully read Luke 10:38-41, I realize I am too much like Martha, and not enough like Mary. Today I pray for the grace of God to know, love and be close to Jesus. A balance of both Martha (in good works for Christ) and to be mindfully present in him like Mary.
Praise be to God!
God Bless 💕🙏