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Having a Heart for Martha and Mary

I have always had this thing for the Martha and Mary story in the Gospel of Luke. This is the story where Martha is busy preparing food for their guest and she tells Jesus to tell Mary to help her. Jesus then tells Martha that Mary, who sits at the foot of Jesus and listens to his words, has chosen the “better part.” The classic interpretation of this story is that Jesus is telling Martha that the contemplative path is the surest way to God. I know many people think Martha is getting a bad …

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