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.”
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There will always be "many things" and there will always be "one thing - the better part." We have hovering over us the spinning, brightly-lit, musical mobiles of distractions. We are delighted when an infant hears a noise, turns its head, manipulates its fingers, follows a light, recognizes a smile. Within a few short years, we are asking children to do what even adults do only with difficulty - stay focused. Add to the mix the necessity of choosing our priorities knowing that what is not chosen will be unfinished and we have to learn to live with that. The choices I have made alone are never as good as the choices I make knowing Jesus is in the room.
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Holy God, shine your light on the one thing that is needful. Amen.