Friday, April 23, 2010

For Sunday: Luke 10:38-42

Any thoughts on this?

"Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman name Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparation; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

1 comment:

Wilson Ryland said...

NT Wright gives some helpful background that expands this beyond the "don't be too busy" reading it is often given. He says Martha is also showing proper concern that she and Mary play their socially accepted roles, while Mary refuses to "stay in her place" because she recognizes that Jesus has initiated a new world with a new social order. (I think this was in "Jesus and the People of God").