Saturday, January 17, 2009

Distracted with Serving

From today's reading...

Luke 10:38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 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.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

We judge each other on how busy we are. We are offended if someone calls on the phone and asks, "Are you busy?" Of course we are. Any successful person and anyone worth their salt is busy. Right?

There was one thing necessary. But Martha was too busy to notice.

Lord, help me not to miss the necessary thing. And help me to know when to serve.

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