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Mary v. Martha

Jesus continued from there toward Jerusalem and came to another village. Martha, a resident of that village, welcomed Jesus into her home. Her sister, Mary, went and sat at Jesus’ feet, listening to Him teach. Meanwhile Martha was anxious about all the hospitality arrangements.

Martha (interrupting Jesus): Lord, why don’t You care that my sister is leaving me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to get over here and help me.

Jesus: Oh Martha, Martha, you are so anxious and concerned about a million details, but really, only one thing matters. Mary has chosen that one thing, and I won’t take it away from her (vv. 38-42, The Voice).

This passage allows the reader to draw a nearly infinite number of applications. You learn what you want to learn here.

What is the one thing? Answer this question objectively and the passage becomes more than a mirror into your preexisting biases.

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