Luke: This can be seen as the perennial argument of faith verses works. Poor Martha tries to present herself as a hard worker and yet her sister is sitting at the Master’s feet and Jesus confirms that Mary was doing the right thing and Martha, for all her efforts was not. Martha was doing a good thing but there is yet a better way. We all know people who just don’t know how to rest and relax which is the substance of the 4th Commandment “Keep holy the Sabbath Day”.
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
New Testament: Revelation 9:13-21
Old Testament: Genesis 4:17-26