In our Gospel today from Luke 10:38-42, we hear the story of Martha and Mary when Jesus came to visit them. Martha was burdened with much serving because she thought the most important thing she could do was to prepare a wonderful meal for Jesus. The problem was, all that serving kept her from being with Jesus.
Mary on the other hand chose to just sit and be present to Jesus and give him her undivided attention. When Martha complains to Jesus about Mary not helping, he tells her Mary has chosen the better part.
This can be like our lives today. Are we so busy serving God in ministries and “doing” things for God, that it is keeping us from “being” in a deeper relationship with him? We see this sometimes in people in our Church. They are involved in every ministry there is, but are stressed out, bitter and cranky with others when they serve.
Jesus is telling us today, that we can’t spend all of our time only “doing”; we also need to spend some time “being” in a relationship with him. The joyful servant is one who strikes the proper balance between “doing’ and “being”.
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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