About This Piece
The sacred relationships Jesus had presents such a feast for us. As he interacted with them thousands of years ago, he teaches us today. His timeless teachings, as he sat in the home of Mary and Martha teach us about family interactions, expectations, humility and the importance of feasting upon the word of God. Many times we want our efforts to be noticed, appreciated. It seems to me that when Martha mentioned to Jesus that Mary was not helping her it could have been for that reason. The account of the two sisters does not delve into what took place before Jesus came. What is mentioned in the scriptures is as significant as what is not. We each get to ponder upon this event and draw our own conclusions; “One thing is needful and Mary hath chosen that better part which shall not be taken from her.”
Luke 10: 38-42
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.