As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” ~Luke 10: 38 - 42
Am I a Martha, or a Mary? Am I so focused on marking off the daily things on the to-do list that I miss what's really important?
I would like to think I'm flexible enough to step away from the list and make time for other things. Things that matter more than what chores I can accomplish each day. But maybe it's not true... or at least not as true as I would like it to be.