Hey person, you know that guy the robbers beat up in last week’s story? That one the Samaritan helped?
I think he’s better now so maybe he and the Samaritan can help me go after those robbers. I still want to give them what for.
You’ve got another story? Can you wait until I get back from giving those robbers what for?
Okay, I’ll listen first.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way Jesus came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him.
Does Martha have extra room in her house? I want to go there too.
By the way, where is there?
Bethany? That’s not anywhere near here is it?
It’s near Jerusalem? Where’s that?
Yes, I’ll listen.
Martha had a sister named Mary, who sat at Jesus’ feet listening to what He said.
That’s where I’d be too.
Taking a nice nap.
I am too listening.
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
Hey Martha, I’m trying to take a nap here. Can you be quiet?
Okay, I’ll be quiet and listen.
“Martha, Martha,” Jesus answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.
Hey, wait a minute. What do I smell coming from the kitchen? I think I’ll follow Martha in and see. She might have made a pretty good choice too. Food!!!
And if Jesus doesn’t want to eat any of it, I’ll help Martha finish it off.