A MOST IMPORTANT ANSWER
by Pastor Mike Fortune
July 30, 2016
- Continue the kindness (Luke 10:38-39; Galatians 6:9)
- Don't get distracted (Luke 10:40-41; Quote)
- Keep the main thing the main thing (Luke 10:42; Psalm 27:4)
Luke 10:38-3938 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord's feet, listening to what he taught.
9 So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, "Lord, doesn't it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me." 41 But the Lord said to her, "My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!"
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the green heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Source: The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
42 "There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her."
4 The one thing I ask of the LORD—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD's perfections and meditating in his Temple.