Please join Dr. Will this coming Sunday, July 18, 2021, as he preaches “Distracted, The Story of
Martha and Mary” (Psalm 42, Luke 10:38-42)
Kathleen Norris, an award- winning poet, writer, and author of the New York times best sellers said these words, “We want life to have meaning, we want fulfillment, healing, and even ecstasy, but the paradox is that we find these things by starting where we are, not where we wish we were. “And Norris goes on to say, we must look for blessings to come from unlikely, everyday places.”
In this sermon, I tackle the story of two sisters, Mary and Martha. Jesus is at their house for dinner, Martha leaps into action preparing for dinner and her sister sits still listening to Jesus. I make the case that in our Christian tradition, while we praise Mary for sitting still, listening, and being held as a model of devotion and Christian piety, we should equally validate Martha’s hospitality and hard work.
By doing so, we are open to the possibilities that God could be found anywhere, from unlikely, everyday places. It is up to us not to be distracted and yet discover God in that moment.