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Today's Meditation

FRIDAY, May 22

Luke 10:42 There is need of only one thing.

We believe we need lots of things. Sociologist Abraham Maslow discussed a “hierarchy of needs,” starting with physiological needs (air, food, water, sex, sleep) and emotional needs (safety, love, belonging, esteem, self-actualization, and self-transcendence). Maslow said a healthy, fully functioning person has these needs met.

What was Jesus talking about when he told Martha only one thing was needed? Maybe he meant that when the final chapter is written, it won’t matter what we served for dinner or how the table was set (Martha’s distractions in this story). It won’t matter how much money we had, how big or tasteful our houses were, what kinds of cars we drove, how attractive we were, whether we married, what jobs we had or didn’t have, whether we had children, or how happy we were.


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