Lazy Bum vs. Work-a-holic
Have you ever been really busy doing something at home, maybe like cleaning the house, and your spouse and children are sitting on the floor playing games while you are slaving away?
Or have you ever been spending quality time with the kids and aroused the wrath of an angry spouse because you are just playing with the kids instead of getting the work done around the house?
This Sunday I will share the story of two sisters who invited Jesus into their home for supper. As Jesus enjoyed a meal, Martha was busy serving. She complained to Jesus that Mary wasn’t helping. She was listening to Jesus.
The thing I love about this event is that when we read it, depending on how we are wired, we will relate to either Martha or Mary. You will find yourself relating to or rooting for either Mary or Martha.
In this story, you might think that Mary is a lazy bum who if she would help her sister, things would get done much faster. You will admire Martha and her hard work. She has meticulous attention to every detail of the home along with a commitment to make her home a wonder picture that belongs in Southern Living Magazine. You are Martha!
On the other side of the coin, you may think of Martha as a work-a-holic. Your opinion might be that she is a whiner who is so focused on everything being PERFECT, that she cannot possibly enjoy having company because her real job is to make everyone as miserable as she is. However, Mary is doing the right thing by paying attention to their house guest, especially since it is Jesus. You are Mary!
The story of Martha and Mary is much deeper than one sister being an uptight workaholic freak and one sister who is a lazy bum. This Sunday you will discover some principles for your family and your relationship with Jesus. You can read Luke 10:38-42 to prepare yourself for my sermon, “A Story of Two Sisters.” This is part of my sermon series, Family Life.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.