Martha’s problem wasn’t her serving it was her distractedness in her serving which kept her from being present in the moment. Mary was free to be in the moment and to sit at Jesus’ feet, the position of a disciple. Jesus frees us to be in the moment and to fulfill what the moment requires whether it be service or listening. By such free and hospitable listening, we listen the other into life. If last week’s lesson can be summed up with the phrase, “Neighbor up” then this week’s lesson can summed up with the phrase, “Listen up!”
St. Paul’s News and Notes: Healthy Congregations workshops are being held throughout the Synod, cost $25. Register by August 9. Women of St. Paul’s are collecting items for LWR School Kits. St. Paul’s Quilters continue to meet every Monday at 9 a.m. All are invited to pick up a copy of Introducing the Missional Church, and read it along with people throughout the Synod. Discussion questions are available. Have you discovered Faith Five? Give it a try today.