The Power of Just Listening

posted Jul 21, 2013, 1:50 PM by web feat
It's a familiar story...two sisters, Mary and Martha, are playing host to Jesus. But while Martha is working away in the kitchen all by herself, sister Mary is sitting with Jesus, offering no help whatsoever. Martha is heating up faster than her kitchen, and finally she can take it no longer. She comes seeking Jesus' support: shouldn't Mary be in there helping her?

Jesus' response is unexpected. Surprisingly, he supports Mary.

“Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”
(Luke 10:41-42, the Message)

Say what? What is he talking about? And what does it mean, not just for Martha, but for us?

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