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

Praise the Lord