Like Martha, you and I are “are anxious and troubled about many things,” including what look to us like the shortfalls of those around us—friend or foe, relative or stranger. You and I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, thinking everything depends upon us and what we are doing and is being threatened or sabotaged by what others are not doing or doing wrong and poorly. . . .
In all our anxiety and trouble we, like Martha, have times where we get frustrated, fed up, and tuckered out and wonder why God has laid this on us and why others aren’t doing more to pull their share of the load.
To all of this [the Lord answers us], “[Christian, Christian], you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.
To hear and or read the entire sermon as it was preached to the saints at Christ Lutheran-Elkhart, KS for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, “One Thing Is Necessary,” click on this link. http://lcmssermons.com/index.php?sn=4611