Friday, October 19, 2012

The Better Part


Robert, Robert, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying, she chose the better part, which would not be taken away from her.
--Luke 10:38-42

I have those days—those days when I feel lost and rather useless. I don’t feel like I’m particularly good at anything, including things I thought I was good at. Maybe I’m not bad at them…just not of any real use.

Yet my head is busy. I'm worried and distracted, fussing with seeking after purpose and acknowledgment. All the while I miss the one thing needful—to let go and be a child at the feet of my Father, an attentive apprentice to the Master.

Guidance, purpose, and acknowledgment won’t come from my busy mind or even my busy body. They won’t come from myself or even from those I might serve. It is only my first Love who can give me what can never be taken from me.

So I sit…listening…being. This is my purpose today. 
This is the better part.

Your Invitation:
_________, ________, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Come, rest at my feet and listen to what I have to say. This can never be taken from you. It is the better part.


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