While Martha had the best intentions in preparing her home for Jesus’ visit, the work and scurrying about made her anxious. She was upset to the point of asking the Lord to correct her sister Mary for sitting down and listening to him instead of helping with the chores. In today’s Gospel, the Lord reminds us of what is imperative – to seek God first.
Oftentimes we get caught up with duties at work, school, home, or Church. The roles we play, or how we carry out these tasks can lead to worry and anxiety. Perhaps a difficult spouse, boss, office mate or family member is stressing us out. Even “the Lord’s work” can cause disquiet if we lose focus on what matters most.
Seek the Word as Mary did when the Lord visited their home. Do not let worldly distractions get in the way of your relationship with him. Jesus is the Way. If we follow him attentively, the troubles of this world will be of no consequence.