The Story of Sts. Martha and Mary
"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."
We are called to follow Jesus, like the early disciples. The scripture story of Martha and Mary remind us of the importance to listen to the word of the Lord, and not to busy ourselves with the distractions of life.
Martha and Mary were deeply devoted to Jesus during his earthly minstry. The were sisters of Lazarus, with whom Jesus rose from the dead.