Posted by: Ken Brown | December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all enjoy a relaxing week with your families. I suppose it might be appropriate to include here something about the stories of Jesus’ birth, but right now I feel like this is something I need to hear more:

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)


  1. As a member of the Atheists for Jesus club, I hope this self-important remark was put in Jesus’s mouth by his followers and is not authentic.

  2. It is exclusive to Luke, so it could well be secondary, but I agree with the sentiment either way.

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