38 Now as they
went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named
Martha welcomed him into her home.
39 She had a sister
named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what
he was saying.
40 But Martha
was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked,
‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all
the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’
41 But the Lord
answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted
by many things;
42 there is need
of only one thing.* Mary has chosen the better part, which will
not be taken away from her.’