Martha and Mary - Living, loving, and serving from a deeper and simpler place
Finding time for daily meditation can be hard, and many of us rationalize that it’s impractical or even selfish. This often comes up in Bible studies or discussion groups when the topic is the Gospel story of Jesus visiting Martha and Mary.¹ Someone usually points out, with nodding agreement from the group, that we NEED Martha, the practical one, the one who serves. Thank God for Martha! Where would we be without her?
Yes, we need Martha. But maybe the story of Martha and Mary is not just a story about two different people, but about two “levels of awareness” in each of us, as Cynthia Bourgeault writes...
See the full post and find reflections and resources on contemplative practice by Dean Gary Jones at contemplativechapel.org.