Had a weird rash over the weekend. At first I thought it was an allergy to something I’d eaten and thought nothing of it. However, it kept reappearing over the course of the weekend. Looking back, I’m guessing it was probably a combination of a rather busy week last week and coming into contact with Miriam who had a viral infection of some sort. (The joys of working with children eh?) However, due to it’s wearied state, rather than my body fighting off the infection normally, it turned into a rash instead. After putting up with it for two days, I looked up possible cures on NHS Direct – rest. Finally I decided wanted to shake this, rather irritating, thing off and spend the day resting, so took the day off work. In the process I came across the following passage.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord�s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don�t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Lk 10:38-42
Maybe I should spend more resting and listening at the feet of Jesus instead of rushing to and fro?