Here are my passages again:
Alright, time to dig in. Rather than ignoring or dismissing this story, as I've done for years, I'm going to attempt to actually hear something from God about what it means. And really receive it, deep in my heart and whole and self.
It seems that the whole crux of the first story is when Jesus says, "There is only one thing worth being concerned about..." Maybe the whole point of this story is not about being a busy body versus being in love with Jesus, it's not saying it's that what Martha was focused on was good OR bad. At this moment, he's not endorsing or condemning the desire to be productive and take care of the people around you. He's simply saying that there's something more, something worth taking a break for, a moment to breathe and refocus. Because that's what he really says... That Martha is focused on the wrong things, not that she's doing the wrong things. Maybe if she'd been listening or thinking differently in that moment, but still accomplishing the same tasks, she wouldn't have been missing out on the "one thing."
So what is the One Thing?