I bet Martha had a checklist.
I bet she had a checklist that she thought about all day long.
I bet it consumed her.
I bet she was good at checking stuff off of it. I can guarantee she was a mover and a shaker – the epitome of #Slay.
Let me be honest – I’m such a Martha. Stop and smell the roses is not in my vocabulary. I love a list. Even more than that – I love checking stuff off of my list.
I can guarantee you that If Jesus came over to hang out at my house I would be running around my kitchen like a Texas tornado. Wiping a counter that I already wiped, refilling tea that didn’t need to be filled, and bossing my little sister around.
I would be so worried about the little details that I would forget about the big picture. As much as I love Jesus -and y’all already know how much that is – I know my flaws.
With that being said:
Ladies, there is nothing wrong with being a Martha. There’s nothing wrong with taking care of business, preparing for an event, and creating a warm and loving environment – but sometimes – sometimes you need to channel your inner Mary.
Sometimes you need to just chill out for goodness sakes. You need to enjoy what and who is around you. The people, God’s presence, the love that’s filling the room.
After all, hospitality is like being wrapped up in a hug from your grandmama or Jesus himself. There’s just nothing better.
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42