Can't you see this needs to be done? ... Now!

Week beginning: 19th May, 2019 | By Mark Barrell | Mozambique

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 few things are needed–or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

Luke 10:39-42 (NIV)

I really empathise with Martha… always something to be getting on with and worry about, as frustration sets in because others seemingly prevaricate. "Can't you see this needs to be done? Now!"

Martha saw her chance for self-affirmation. The Lord wil

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