In this Sunday’s Gospel, we see the story of two sisters who have invited Jesus to their house for a meal. The first one, Martha, complains to Jesus because her sister is not helping her with the serving. At first, it seemed to me that she is right and her sister should be helping! But then Jesus says “Martha, Martha you are worried and anxious about many things.” Isn’t that the truth? Aren’t we all worried and anxious about many things? Our jobs, our families, what we shall wear, what we shall eat, etc. And then Jesus
continues, “There is a need for only one thing, Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken away from her.” It is not just one thing but listening to the words of Jesus is the best part.
Mary, the other woman, is sitting at the feet of Jesus which is a position of honor that is given to his disciples. At the feet of Jesus, we can have our sins forgiven and all are needs filled. There is no need for worries or anxiety.