This one was one of our most read last year. The lesson on which it is based came up in Tim’s morning readings, so we’re reblogging it today.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42 English Standard Version)
Martha is a caregiver.
- The fact that it is “her house” is unusual for the time. A woman lived in a house identified as her father’s until she married, and then lived in her husband’s house. Martha…
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