Luke 10:38-42 "As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what He said. 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!' 'Martha, Martha,' the Lord answered, 'you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."In my pondering and praying about this passage this week, so far I've noticed:
- Martha wasn't just working. She was "distracted, worried & upset". Hmmm...
- Mary was listening to Jesus.
- Martha thought Jesus didn't care.
- I wish Jesus had been more specific about the "one thing" that is needed. Was it just for that day? The only thing that's ever needed???
- Mary's choice to sit at the Lord's feet would not be taken away from her.