“A Balm for the Bitter Heart”

Luke 10:38-42 (NRSV)

Theme: We love God by giving thanks for God’s gracious gift of Jesus, who loves us, forgives us and shows mercy for us.  Being thankful to God who heals the embittered heart.

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.’

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