While Jesus and his followers were traveling, Jesus went into a town. A woman named Martha let Jesus stay at her house.
Martha had a sister named Mary, who was sitting at Jesus' feet and listening to him teach.
But Martha was busy with all the work to be done. She went in and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me."
But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things.
Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the better thing, and it will never be taken away from her."
Scripture taken from the New Century Version. Copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.