Just sitting, listening, hearing. That's what it seemed that Mary was doing in this week's Gospel verse. Martha was busy making dinner.
Can you take time to sit this summer?
At the feet of a friend?
by the bedside of a neighbor?
by the lake with a glass of lemondade?
"Be still, and know that I am God" Ps. 46:10
It is too easy to get caught up in the rush of summer vacation. It is good to vacate an over-harried schedule, and take the time to be still and pray.
Some of the kids in the Chisago Lakes area (about 90 of them) were somewhat still at Vacation Bible School. Twice during the morning they sat in thier tribes and listened to their leader. The rest of the time they were moving.
Both are good, moving and being still. But only one is necessary: Know that God is God!