April 18, 2017

Misnamed: My Name is Mary; My heart is Martha

I am misnamed. My name is Mary, but my heart is Martha. I confess. I am a doer by nature, productivity driven, and this confession exposes something about what I treasure. I want to be valuable; productive.

While making a contribution is a good thing, and doing good work is a good thing, and we are indeed commanded to do our work as unto the Lord-it is not the best thing. My own sin of substituting the good for the best is so often manifest in doing things that are good and neglecting to sit at Jesus feet, to learn of him and from him.

I have so valued the Lent Project from Biola’s Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts and it has been a time of sitting at the feet of Jesus.

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