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Everything is backwards for kids nowadays. Remember when
cartoons were fun and life lessons were taught in church?
A long, long time ago, churches used to teach from the Bible.
Hereís an example:
Now it came to pass, as they went, that [Jesus] entered into a
certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received
him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which
also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was
cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said,
Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve
alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus
answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art
careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is
needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall
not be taken away from her.
The lesson is simple, but unintuitive. Weíre taught to work hard
and serve others, but here, Jesus is saying something that Martha
didnít expect: itís more important to sit at the feet of Jesus and
listen. Martha didnít see that coming, and most Christians
struggle with the concept today. Thatís the way it is with the Bible.
Because so much of it is unintuitive, the most important thing is to
listen closely and hear his word. The most important thing is to be