Mary might well complain of Martha!
(Charles Spurgeon, "Flowers from a Puritan's Garden" 1883)
"Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42
"The world eats up our time, our energies, and our thoughts — and God has but a little share, little worship, little reverence."
For the most part in our households, Mary might well complain of Martha, for family cares still encumber many and keep them away from Jesus' feet. Very seldom are Christians nowadays too much in the closet, too much with their Bibles, too much at prayer-meetings. Alas, the most of them are all zeal for the world, the shop, or the evening party! "Martha, Martha!" we may well complain to the Master of you — for you leave Him alone, and forsake His teaching — and all for this poor, cumbering world!
Lord, help us to balance our duties, and thus may we serve you after the best manner, through your grace.