Martha, Martha, when will you find peace?

James R. Neal

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Luke 10:41-42 NRSV “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

It should be obvious we’re meant to emulate the attentive, peaceful, and adoring Mary, more so than her harried and jealous sister Martha. Who wouldn’t rather sit with the Messiah, instead of doing the dishes and paying the bills?

Unfortunately, the dishes still need to be washed. The bills need to be paid. And, a thousand other demands clamor for our attention. Before long, we’re rushing around with Martha, scorning anyone not rushing with us.

We assume that in order for things to work out as they should – according to our plan – we have to give each task its due amount of worry and stress. But, that was not Mary’s choice, and Christ is telling us…

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