Martha vs Mary: In any situation, there are more than two points of view. When people gossip about their situation, they create an audience — hearing about the situation. Each person in the audience has their own point of view.
When people are upset about something that seems “unfair”, they moan and groan and tell everyone who will listen that they’ve been mistreated.
Lazy Mary vs Marvelous Martha
A popular bible story studies this dynamic by pitting two sisters against each other with Jesus as the referee.
Focus: Each woman is focused on what is most important to her. The different point of view sets up the battle to pit one sister against the other.
This situation is familiar. It happens all the time.There’s no one right answer. But typically, it’s important to discuss what is the most important thing to focus on and how will the work be shared.
Here’s my bible comic using Luke 10: 39-42 NLT.
Photo Credit: Martha Looking At Mary and Jesus