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. 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.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
It’s Jesus! He has stopped by Martha’s and Mary’s house. He has 12 disciples with him and they are all hungry! Martha is doing all she can to keep the food coming and the cups filled. Then she see her sister Mary simply sitting at Jesus’ feet, doing nothing to help her. She cries out to Jesus to fix the situation, “Please rebuke Mary and tell her to get up and help me!”
But then the story changes. Jesus challenges her perspective of the situation. “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things… Mary has chosen what is better..” Other translations call it “the good part.” Let’s choose the good part. Let’s focus on Jesus!