This is going to be one crazy week. So much going on, from work to home, there is not going to be much time leftover. Things to do, plans to make, driving and more driving, demands both physical, emotional, and, of course with the beginning of lent, spiritual. It causes me to wake in the night and stress.
I think of what comforts me, Julian of Norwich – ‘All will be well, all will be well’ and I do believe it, but……. There always seems to be a ‘but’ in these stressful times.
Last night, during my sleepless hours, I began to think of our dear friends, Martha and Mary. In prayer I realized that this ‘unrest’ is partly due to the fact that this is one of those ‘Martha’ weeks and I am really more of a ‘Mary’ personality. And so, I placed myself at His feet and became ‘Mary’ for a few minutes. It was exactly what I needed and that peace invited sleep to come. I’ve had a trip planned to visit an Abbey on Thursday, try to do that several times a year. It’s really a wonderful ‘time away’ for me. In the midst of my anxiety last night I decided to postpone it. Just too much other stuff going on. But (here’s that ‘but’ again, but this time it’s a good ‘but’), after my ‘Mary’ moments, I decided that I needed to go. It’s entirely a me-day, but the fruits received will benefit others around me as well.
So, this will be a ‘Martha’ week, I can’t control that, but with God’s help, I will be a ‘Mary’ person. Things will get done, the time will pass, the week will be over and ‘all will be well’, if I stay as a ‘Mary’. Please pray for me!