The Martha Problem

It is Mary who has chosen the better part
Scripture

Luke 10:42
Genesis 18:1-10; Psalms 15:2-5; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42

The late author Anthony de Mello tells the story of a temple built on an island. The temple contained a thousand bells …

Bells big and small, fashioned by the finest craftsman in the world. When the wind blew or a storm raged, all the bells would peal out in a symphony that could send the heart of the hearer into rapture.

But over the centuries the island sank into the sea and, with it, the temple bells. An ancient legend said that the bells continued to peal out, ceaselessly, and could be heard by anyone who would listen. Inspired by this legend, a young man travelled thousands of miles, determined to hear those bells. He sat for days on…

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