Life gets busy, but grace wins
Good morning, have you realised that another week has gone by? I wonder sometimes what I do with our times. It feels I am so busy all the time. And, then, I ask myself so busy with what. This always brings me back to the story of Martha and Mary.
“But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her to help me!’ Jesus answered and said, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away from her.’” (Luke 10:40-42)
In Luke 10:38-42, Jesus teaches about the priority of grace. Martha was troubled over her inability to pull off a perfect dinner. Jesus wanted her to discover grace in all. Do not attempt to serve God until you have first been served by Him. Mary was experiencing the grace, presence and her relationship with Jesus before she attempted to “perform.” Through the years, I have seen people live in a “performance trap” without knowing God's grace.
Take a moment to think about grace:
- God’s grace is available because it is based upon Jesus’ performance – not ours.
- God does not love me for what I can do for Him.
- God’s grace accepts me as I am, then enables me to live above my own ability.
My service to God is actually greater under grace, because gratitude, not guilt, is the motivation.
Experience God’s grace this day! And I see you tomorrow.
Bishop Josep Rossello