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More Mary, Less Martha

” Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:38-42). ”

Sometimes I get caught up in being Martha and lose sight of being Mary. Yesterday I had some time with Mamajack and got a tour of her home. I felt very welcomed and the conversation very engaging and convivial. Though I was the visitor, I felt a mutual ‘mary-ness’ as it were.

We all can get caught up in the jangle of logistics and endless errand stream, sometimes we forget to connect with real human beings in real life. This is the fertile ground on which friendships solidify. [Though I will say that the Internet can be a decent place, if you find the right place, from which one can choose seedlings.]

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