For some it can be very stressful especially when you’re
trying to make sure all your guests with their differing dietary
requirements, along with their likes and dislikes, are figured into your planning. All the running around from store to store and the cleaning leave you exhausted before the party has even begun.
Is all this effort really worth it??
Isn’t that the same question Jesus is posing to Martha? Why
are you so “burdened with much serving” when “there is
need of only one thing”—to be in conversation with me?
Perhaps we do spend to much time trying to make others
happy and not enough time deepening our relationship with
Jesus. After all shouldn’t our relationship with Him be our
Life is all about balance. Things can quickly get out of whack
when we don’t spend enough time addressing our spiritual
needs. Jesus makes it clear in today’s Gospel that the fruits
of Martha’s labors will be short lived, but what Mary has
gained from her time spent with Him will last forever. “It will