The Lord and his disciples were travelling along and came to a village. When they got there, a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat down in front of the Lord and was listening to what he said. Martha was worried about all that had to be done. Finally, she went to Jesus and said, "Lord, doesn't it bother you that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!" The Lord answered, "Martha, Martha! You are worried and upset about so many things, but only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen what is best, and it will not be taken away from her."
The Gospel of Luke, 10:38-42 and 11:27-28.
The purpose of this little spiritual exercise is to gather some things that will help us think about what it will be to make Mary more present. I know that all of me that is Martha, able to fix things, get things done, create beauty and appropriateness, will stumble at making room for healing. It's not what I know how to do.