Word of the Day: Relationships
Read: Luke 10:38-42
As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.” The Master said, “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.”
1. Are you more of a Martha or a Mary? Are you sometimes both? Why- How?
2. What are the distractions of your life? What do you get so busy with that you aren’t able to pay attention to some things you should?
3. What does Jesus mean by the “main course”?
4. Are you obtaining your ‘main course’? If not, what is holding you back?
5. What is Jesus hoping we will discover through the story of Martha and Mary?
Gracious God, We thank you for your presence in our life. Help us to have the courage to live in love. Give us hearts that can forgive, hearts that can include and spirits that can do what you call us to do. Amen.