Jesus visits the home of Martha and Mary. Martha complains that Mary is not helping her with the serving of food. Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to his teaching and may be questioning him . At times it is difficult to get a proper balance between the contemplative and the active. We can fret and worry about doing things and forget that the most important is to sit and listen to Him. Jesus is not disparaging about the busy-ness of hospitality but says the ‘better part’ is to attend to his Word.