This Tuesday morning’s gospel really struck me. Mary and Martha. I am a Martha for sure, but I work hard at Mary time each day. The beautiful words of Luke in chapter 10, “Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.”
When Martha takes the time to complain about her work load she is chastised by the Lord, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part.”
Kate, Kate, Joe, Joe, Pat, Pat, (insert your name here twice) “you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing.”
Christ is calling us to a few moments away. A little time at His feet. The great thing about Christ coming as man is that we can imagine these moments with him. We can sit at his feet as he reads the Psalms of the Old Testament to us, as He heals a blind man or hangs lovingly from the cross. He is a living breathing person, teaching us through His actions and his words, and He calls to us, come away for awhile, stop doing and just be with me. Sit at my feet.
This is a wonderful reminder as we kick off our Catholic Men’s and Woman’s retreat season this coming weekend with our first Woman’s retreat of the year. If you haven’t signed up for one of the many men’s and woman’s retreats this year, this is a great reminder to do so. Come away. Come sit at the feet of Jesus. Our amazing staff will welcome you, as Martha welcomes Jesus!