Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lectio Divina 157

Luke 10:38 - 42

Now as they went on their way, Jesus 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.”

1 comment:

Lindsay Boyer said...

While there are many useful, practical tasks that can claim our attention, the most important thing is to stop, sit, and listen. A part of us is always thirsting for that deep, listening moment, when our attention turns to what is most essential and simple, so it is a relief to be told that it is the better part. Stop. Sit. Listen.