Many Things

Shepherdess Writes

Pentecost 9C  Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-18

Our lives are so full! Full of wonderful things and events and people, but also full of junk. Filler, busy work, and distractions take up huge portions of our lives. It is so easy to be distracted by all these many things! From TV shows and movies, to the incessant and attention demanding news, weather and sports, from neighbors in need to friends with gossip, there is so much crammed into every moment of our lives. Advice to give, advice to receive, shopping, vacations, travel, money, jobs. I could go on, but you get the point. There are many things, many important issues and tasks as well as many trivial ones, that distract us daily.

It is into our world of many things and myriad distractions that this story of Jesus, Mary and Martha comes to us. In our whirling world of distraction and…

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