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.
September 15, 2013 at 11:27 am
Ah, Mary’s getting all the fish Bongo!!! 🙂
September 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Marina, Mary’s getting the fish? I’d better keep hanging out with Jesus then. I don’t want to miss out.
September 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Maybe Jesus was on a diet. I think the fish event was on another occasion. Difficult decision, eh?
September 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm
Stanze, Jesus said He had food His disciples didn’t know about. I bet He was hiding some fish.
September 16, 2013 at 3:03 am
Must have been hiding it in a cold place then.
September 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm
It is much easier for me to choose to be like Martha, busy and distracted, than to be like Mary, listening, learning, and hearing about fish from Jesus. Follow Mary, Bongo – you’ll be glad.
September 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm
Roberta, as long as I get fish and naps I’ll be right by Mary’s side.
September 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm
We would love to come help you finish that food too sweet Bongo. Hugs and nose kisses
September 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm
Chancy and Mag, come on over and join us. Martha’s working so hard that I’m sure there’s plenty for everybody.
September 16, 2013 at 7:29 am
Hmmm…. if I were one of them…I’d choose Mary who is napping…listening to what Jesus says….just waiting for those delicious dishes…Oops!
September 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Kevin, I’d hang out with Mary too. I don’t like to fix the food – just eat it.
September 16, 2013 at 11:48 am
Did I hear fish?? 🙂
September 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm
Little Binky, I’m sure they were having fish. They ate a lot of fish. Come on over and join us.