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Today's Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
If you’re like me, Jesus’ words to Martha in today’s Gospel can be frustrating. I would love to choose the better part and sit at the feet of Jesus. But I don’t always know how to do that as a mom. Case in point: today at Mass I found myself in the back of church with my very noisy, busy, fifteen-month-old. I turned my attention to the consecration only to discover that in those few precious moments my daughter had found a flower pot and eaten a handful of dirt.
Like Martha, my service does feel like a burden sometimes. I long for the days when I could turn off the noise (both in my environment and in my own mind) and listen to Jesus. I think in the daily of motherhood I’ve slowly forgotten how. A friend asked me recently if there was any way I could still “sit” at His feet even in the midst of this very active vocation? Can I turn my thoughts to Jesus so that I’m sitting with Him even when I’m up to my elbows in dirty laundry? Can I actively sit with Him as I turn away from distraction and choose to be present to my little ones?
Jesus gave me this vocation as a gift. So I can’t use it as an excuse. The real challenge is making the conscious choice throughout the day. To pray as I go about my daily tasks, to choose quiet instead of turning on the TV or a podcast, to turn to prayer at the end of the day instead of my phone. To look for the moments that are important enough to put everything else aside and give Him my attention, even if that’s through the work of my vocation.
Where can you sit at His feet in the midst of your day?
Jesus, help me to find You even in the busy moments of my day and to choose to sit at Your feet. I offer You this day so that everything I am and do today is for You.
Copyright 2020 Megan Swaim
About the Author
Megan Swaim is an Indiana girl on an east coast adventure. A former high school youth minister, she now gets to minister full-time to her three young daughters and her husband Josh. Megan spends her days homeschooling at the kitchen table, drinking iced coffee, and exploring coastal Virginia.