Minden Press-Herald

Aug 30th

Martha and Mary

Are you a Do-er or a Be-er. Someone asked me once if I considered myself a human 'being' or a human 'doing'. Strangely enough I answered a human 'doing'. It took a long time for me to become a human 'being'. This is the exact notion Jesus encourages two sisters to ponder...are you busy doing, or are you peacefully being.

When Jesus came to Martha and Mary's home, they were well known for their fine hospitality. In those days hospitality wasn't a nicety of society it was a requirement. No respectable person would ever turn away someone at their door without first serving them and entertaining them. Martha, the eldest sister of three, was the take charge type.

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