Jesus Stories

Martha Was Too Busy
to do the Right Thing

Martha and Mary were sisters.

They invited Jesus to come to their home and have dinner.

They were so happy when he agreed.

Martha was worrying over the great big dinner that she was preparing.

She was fussing and fretting.

Mary stayed with Jesus.

She wanted to hear all that he had to say.

She wanted to learn.

Martha came into the room where Jesus and Mary were.

She looked upset.

She said to Jesus, "Do you think its fair that I do all the work while my sister just sits here?  Tell her to come and help me."

Jesus knew that Martha had made herself upset with fretting about the huge feast.

He smiled at her.

He kindly said, "Martha, dear friend, there is really only one thing to be concerned about.  Mary has discovered it.  I wont take it from her."

That was incredible!
What do you think?
Was Mary right by wanting to hear what Jesus said?
Was Martha right by being upset?
Did Martha get confused on what was important?

Write to me and tell me what you think, BUT, ask your parents first.

Let's Pray:
Dear God,
Thank you for teaching me.
Thank you for giving us the Bible.
Help me to always listen and learn about you.
This we ask through Christ Our Lord.

Can you think of a better prayer?

You can find this story
Luke 10: 38-42

Write to me, please.

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