Martha is preparing supper while her sister, Mary, sits at the feet of Jesus. Martha complains to Jesus and he answers, “Martha, you are anxious about many things but Mary has chosen the better part.”
And the “better part” was listening, nourishing the soul rather than focusing on being busy about many things.
Lord God, most of us are much like Martha, focusing on the busy stuff of life. Give light to our hearts that we will not go through life overlooking “the better part.”