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The Rev. Susie B. Smith

Worried and Distracted

Luke 10:38-42

Proper 11 (16) - Year C

July 18, 2010

The Rev. Susie B. Smith (UCC)

I can still remember the first time I heard this story of the conversation between Martha and Jesus, and I felt something within me say, "YES!"

As I read about Jesus not only allowing or tolerating but affirming what Mary was doing, my heart jumped with joy. 

Sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening might not seem very radical for us, but in Mary's day it was a violation of both cultural and religious rules and practices.

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