Friday, June 2, 2017

Only one thing is necessary; live in this moment

Morning: Psalm 102; Ezekiel 34:17-31; Hebrews 8:1-13
Evening: Psalm 107:1-32; Luke 10:38-42
Why would Jesus praise Mary for sitting at his feet, while chiding Martha for fussing in the kitchen?  He declared that only one thing was necessary, and Mary had chosen it.  Meaning perhaps, “Martha, do come and sit down. That’s all I need right now.”  This does not value the active life less than the contemplative life, as some suggest.  Priorities change with circumstances.  When you invite others in, your hunger for community may be greater than your appetite for food.  Attend to one another first.  You can prepare food later.  For now, rest here with them, in this moment.

Graham

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