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    Tale of Two Sisters

    Perhaps no passage of scripture better describes the conflict we feel as women than the one we find in the gospel of Luke.  Just mention the names Mary and Martha around a group of Christian women and you’ll get knowing looks and nervous giggles.  We’ve all felt the struggle.  We want to worship like Mary, but the Martha inside keeps bossing us around.

    Here’s a refresher course in case you’ve forgotten the story.  It’s found in Luke.  It’s the tale of you and me.

    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 only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

    Luke 10: 38-42

    *Having a Mary Heart in Martha World”  By Joanna Weaver