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Read Luke 10:38-42


Read Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him in her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and listened to his teaching. 40 Martha was upset over all the work she had to do, so she came and said, “Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!”

41 The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha! You are worried and troubled over so many things, 42 but just one is needed. Mary has chosen the right thing, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


I like the contrast of this passage to the previous one about the Good Samaritan.  The Good Samaritan shows love by serving; and so does Martha; but we will never be able to love properly without learning - and so Mary who sits at Jesus feet; as a disciple in training to be a Rabbi - learns.


Lord my love will make no sense if it is not in service of you; so teach me to sit at your feet and to walk in your paths.

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