My Sunday Best {6}

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Ootd…

Blue top

Brown skirt

Fake pearl necklace with coordinating fake pearl earrings

… And sweat… And a newly turned 5-month old (not pictured)…

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Ok, so I know this wasn’t the Gospel reading today, but maybe it was from a few weeks (months?) back? I dunno. Anyways, I’m thinking of the Mary and Martha passage (Luke 10) and to be honest, I’ve never really “gotten” it. I’ve always felt Martha got the snub end of the deal because there really ARE things that need to be done in life, and I’ve never really been able to reconcile the things that NEED to be done vs. sitting and BEING with Jesus.

The other way I’ve never really felt I’ve “gotten” it, is, say I actually do get a chance to just sit and be with Jesus. What am I supposed to do? Especially if my chance to sit and be still comes while I’m at home? I mean, if I sit down on the couch and close my eyes and just BE with him, I fall asleep. (Hey, just being honest).

But, I was outside with the two little boys a few weeks back, Z was traipsing all over the yard and I was holding Nicholas. Z was happy, N was happy, I was thinking “Oh, I need my phone so I can take a picture”. I almost got up and got it, but didn’t want to disturb N’s contented looking around.

Well, I guess I don’t NEED to document every single happy moment of them playing outside… I guess I could just BE outside with them…

It hit me then. My kids are a big part of my vocation; they’re a big part, if not the main way, I am serving God right now, in my day to day, moment to moment life. I got a taste, probably a very small little teeny tiny taste, of what it means to be a “Mary”, of what it means to just sit and be… to just sit and listen.

And…

It was so peaceful…

No, I won’t have a photograph to document the climbing in and out of the little tykes car or the baby staring intently at the brick walkway, but I did feel God showing me HIS truth just a little bit more.

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Linking with Rosie for Sunday Best

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5 thoughts on “My Sunday Best {6}

  1. The Mary/Martha thing is such a battle! I struggle in the same way. If I just “be” with my kids all day, we run out of underwear and food. Then again, I guess I don’t try it enough to be able to test if somehow everything that needs to get done gets done. I think finding the balance will be a lifelong struggle for me.

  2. Love your thoughts and I think they are spot on. We have to BE more, but in whatever vocation we are in. And you look lovely. I love the scoop neck. So pretty and feminine.

  3. I think about the differences and similarities of Mary and Martha often because I struggle with the internal fight to be productive instead of being in the moment too. Beautiful post!

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