Sometimes you hear: Shouldn't we think more - or listen more? Or pray more? At other times, or from a different side: Shouldn’t we do more? Or at least do something?
It is as if Mary and Martha from Luke’s gospel - the two wonderful Biblical women, supporters and students of Jesus, who were learning with spiritual curiosity a new perspective on life - are perceived as opposites even in our time. Apparent in divided groups unsure how to decide unanimously on what's next. Or apparent as the infamous "two souls, alas! are dwelling in my breast" (Goethe, Faust).
Already in regard to Mary and Martha the true story is different. The sisters are not opposites, they agree on fundamental questions, they love the same truths.
The real question, I wonder, might be this. Instead of „pray/think/listen more or do more" - Shouldn't we be more? Can we just be? Can you be?
Be what you are - be the terrific, gentle, creative image and likeness of divine Love, God. „Be fruitful…“, Spirit says to Spirit’s own likeness in Genesis. When we be what we are, we are fruitful, effective, grateful, successful, useful. We know how to be still, how to be an agent of change, we have a sense of occasion, a feel for what matters in the now. Then we are a blessing. We truly are.
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.