I won’t go into too much detail because quite frankly you can read it for yourself but basically she explained that she has always considered herself as a Martha. To explain further, I am going to go a little Biblical…
In the Bible, (Luke 10: 38-42) there is a story where two sisters Martha and Mary had Jesus over. Martha became the ultimate hostess where she catered to Jesus’ needs. Mary on the other hand, actually sat with Jesus and had some well-earned ‘face time’ which Martha (I assume) didn’t get much of or none at all.
Vanessa explained that perhaps she could be a bit more ‘Mary’ and engage with her guests.
My Mom is a born again Christian and I don’t recall ever hearing this story which I can only assume is the reason why I am the worst hostess ever to have existed.
I couldn’t help but picture Vanessa as Monica from Friends as I was reading it although there are many differences between them and I knew that I was clearly nothing like Monica. I mean I can be extremely untidy sometimes and I know this can irritate Luke sometimes. So that left me two other choices. Phoebe or Rachel.
I must admit, I can be a little ditsy like Phoebe and I am forever singing but not usually in front of people which is strange because I believe I sound pretty good (if I do say so myself).
But I believe I perhaps am a little spoilt! I’m used to being treated like a princess. My dad always done things for me even if it were easier for me to just do it myself. Luke (the silly man he is) done the exact same! From day one, he was catering to my every need where I didn’t even ask him to.
This can be witnessed when we have guests over. “Luke…. can I have this please?” “Luke… have you done Billy Joe Bloggs a drink?” I honestly think he is beginning to get sick of his name!
Here, I am left to have valuable ‘face time’ with my friends by kicking Luke out to do some chore that gives us an opportunity to talk in private.
I’m not that bad though, I have started to make people cups of tea!
Everyone except myself and Luke though for that matter!
So where Vanessa explains that she needs to be more ‘Mary,’ I need to be more ‘Martha’ or in this case ‘Monica.’
- My Name is Missy and I am A Martha (missybaroff.wordpress.com)
- Which is more important: SERVING or SITTING? (cityyouthgodtime.com)
- Mary or Martha? (jeffreydallen.wordpress.com)