(May 18, 2014) When Jesus visits the home of Martha and Mary, we hear a story that reinforces our tendency to divide people spiritually between the contemplative and the active. Can we use the practice of mindful action to bridge that gap? Can we hear Jesus claiming and challenging Martha to be present in the moment as she learns from him as a disciple? (Luke 10:38-42)
Another sermon by request from a congregant who wants to know: why does Jesus praise Mary while Martha is the one doing all the work. All us failed contempletives join in asking that question!