Awhile back, the angels encouraged me to post the Gospels on Sundays. With Love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke; LK 10:38-42
Jesus entered a village
where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary
who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
“Lord, do you not care
that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?
Tell her to help me.”
The Lord said to her in reply,
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.”
Martha and Mary can both be counted among Jesus’ Disciples. Here, Jesus gives Martha advice as he had given to other disciples. Martha is anxious about many things while her sister , Mary, is attentive to only one, Jesus Himself . It was not service for others that Jesus spoke against, but cautions against worry and anxiety. God asks us to serve with generous and good hearts. He is advising that it is necessary to embrace the Word of God (Jesus Himself) with a generous and loving heart, as Mary did ; and to keep our attentive hearts to Him. Reference below
In Jesus Name
Ref: Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word