Friday, April 23, 2004

Doing vs. Being

Gloria has a good post on her blog today about doing vs. being. Thinking about doing and being always makes me think about Mary & Martha. I've always identified more with Mary and been comforted by Jesus' comment affirming her, "Mary has chosen the better and it will NOT be taken from her." I often feel the pull of the world trying to make me be a Martha, and it would be easy to slip into that role (it's not a bad role after all, but it's not MY role). When I'm feeling pulled, Jesus speaks to MY heart and confirms again, "it will NOT be taken from YOU."

God calls us human 'BE'ings NOT human 'DO'ings. Some folks laugh when I put it that way, but it's true. Our value is in being not in what we is who we are...God's beloved:)

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