Nobody Brags About Being Mary

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  1. Hilary says:

    Your missing a huge piece of that story though. Martha was discontent and asked Jesus to tell Mary to start working. You can make lists be organized and do work and still be soaking at the feet of Jesus. The story is about a heart issue not a slam in being busy/not working focusing on Jesus.

    • Danny says:

      Hilary, that’s a great point. I didn’t mean to infer that Type A people are not close to Jesus. I would hasten to say that the Apostle Paul was one of the most driven leaders of the early church. Even Jesus himself seemed to do an extraordinary amount of ministry in his 3.5 years.

      The catch is that we often view busyness as more important than rest, when there must be a balance. We can “work heartily as unto the Lord” as long as we are drawing near to Jesus so that he can “give us rest.” They’re two sides of the same coin. One is not greater than the other, but often we revel in our busyness more than we do our rest.

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Anne says:

    I wouldn’t be ashamed to be called “Mary”. Unfortunately, I find myself being a Martha too often. It’s not something I’m proud of and I don’t know how to say no and slow down.

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