In Luke 10:38-42 Martha was worrying. She was freaking out because God was practically sitting in her living room and her house wasn't clean, the food wasn't cooked and I'll bet her laundry wasn't done either.
When I know someone is coming over, I turn in to this crazy person. A cleaning, preparing, wiping things down mad woman. When I know pay day is coming up, I turn in to a bill paying grocery planning crazy person...when the money isn't where it's supposed to be worry and fear creeps in.
Then, there was Mary. She's calm, probably so excited though that she finally gets to hear Jesus teach..she couldn't care less about clean laundry, dinner or a clean house. Her Jesus has come to see her and He's close enough to touch and He chose to teach her!
I hope when Jesus told Martha to chill that she sat down to listen to his teachings..but it got me thinking..
"Martha, Martha" The Lord answered, "You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."