Monday, 14 June 2010

At the Home of Martha and Mary (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."

Not that I'm advocating leaving all the chores to everyone else, but I need to hold on to something like this at the moment, when I'm fighting flu, and small things like roasting a chicken make me have a sense of accomplishment (followed by the washing up of the roasting tin....bleurrgh.) I can spend too much time obsessing over my To Do list, or scheduling playdates, or planning the future, without remembering to live and be in the now, and focus on what matters. Do what you can, and the rest will be taken of!

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