Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Jan Vermeer
Martha's weakness is not that she attends to her guest with hurried activity. Rather the real and exacting demands of hospitality have become a distraction for her. Once action turns into distraction we are easily led away from Christ. Martha learns from Mary's example that in the Lord's presence only one thing is needed: to fix one's gaze on Christ and his word that answers the deepest desire of the human heart.
Each day Christ, the Divine Guest, seeks to enter into the home of our hearts, most especially in the Eucharist. In the midst of life's busyness let us fix our gaze on him, as Mary did, savoring his words as grace and wisdom for our daily journey.