Time for Comfort: The Lie of Efficiency (Luke 10:41-42a)

“But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things;  there is need of only one thing.’” Luke 10: 41-42a

Have you ever noticed the irony that technology brings into our lives? The faster things can be done the more we do. The more we do, the more new things are created to fill our time.

Sometimes it is hard to step back and decide what is the most worthwhile way to spend our time.  

I believe the little things of life are holy. That our day-to-day tasks change in their tenor depending on our attitude.  The lie of efficiency is that if we can just get things done more quickly, we will have more time for a peaceful existence. Instead of just trying to get through our lists, we need to learn to find peace and joy in the things before us.  We need to examine our heart-set and figure out what actually “needs” to be done.  

Jesus was attuned to Martha’s heart.  Perhaps Jesus knew she would rather be sitting at his feet, but her pride in her own homemaking was preventing her from making that choice.  As always, Jesus is asking us as well, where our hearts are.

Jesus,  Teach us how to follow you with acceptance and humility.  May our own to-do lists be viewed, as much as possible, with Your eyes.  Grant us joy in our daily living.  AMEN

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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