You are anxious and worried about many things

July 29, 2016 7:33 am

“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” (LK 10: 41-42)

Martha and Mary became a symbol of work-live balance. Martha, “anxious and worried about many things,” and Mary, who “has chosen the better part.” We know how important is work for our families and how important are our relationships. It is not a competition which one is more important, it is about how to keep a balance. It is easier to do it when we start from “the better part.” We will not neglect work, but we will add a proper light (“I am the light of the world”) to understand its role.

“I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.

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