Martha and Mary: The Good Part
Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her (Lk. 10: 42).
⧾ In Christian tradition Martha and Mary have been seen as a personification of the active and contemplative life. In truth, both aspects are necessary in the life of every Christian; work and prayer. We need to pray, to listen and to welcome the Word of God and to enter into dialogue with this living Word; and in turn, having been enlightened by it, and formed by divine teaching, to serve God and to serve others for love of Him. This is summarized by