Tuesday, March 20, 2007

One of These Things is Not Like the Other...

Some of you might have noticed that Orin has been writing a lot of the blog posts in recent weeks. I've been on the go quite a bit lately with family obligations, my work at St. Peters, my ministry with Oddwalk, and lots of other things I just can't bring myself to say no to. I sometimes justify the busyness by telling myself that these things are for Christ and His Church. I know better, though. What's more? It's Lent. Lent is supposed to (in part) be a time for us to slow down and focus on our relationship with God. I, however, seem to have quickened my pace and crammed more into my schedule than I normally do.

The picture above was taken in a back hallway at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City on Sunday. Normally it wouldn't have caught my eye, but it does such a great job encapsulating the way I feel about my own spirital life lately.

For those of us who work for the Church (volunteer or otherwise), much of our time is spent trying desperately to help other people build their relationship with God and the Church. Sometimes, in our dedication, it's easy to forget our own spiritual needs and the importance of setting our faith in God above everything else in our lives.

If this could be your story too, don't worry. Jesus actually talked about people like us in the Gospel of Luke. If you wish, take some time to read through this passage and meditate on who you are in this story and pray about where Christ is calling you to be:

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me." The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."
-Luke 11:38-42

I know who I am

1 comment:

  1. You know...that story is really hitting home. I'm trying to decide who I really am. Sometimes, I feel like Martha. Actually, probably most of the time. But I also feel like Mary sometimes. I think I am like Mary, but not as much as I am Martha. I have been hearing this scripture a lot lately though. Is it a sign?????