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Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

In the story of the Good Samaritan we see that disciples are called to “go and do.” In the story of Martha and Mary we see that disciples are called to “sit and listen.”

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Lk 10:38–42). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.