What would you do if Jesus Christ came to your house for dinner? Judy Kincaid, winner of our 2020 Pentecost Preaching Contest, preaches a sermon on Luke 10:38-42, the beloved story of Mary and Martha. Kincaid asks, “Is it a badge of honor to have something to do all the time? Does it make us feel important?” Then she quotes Henry David Thoreau. “It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is, ‘What are we busy about?'” Listen as Kincaid explains how to overcome our anxious busyness by choosing, as Mary did, “the better part.”
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Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and now a regular feature at royal weddings and state funerals.
Brian McLaren is a speaker, an activist, and bestselling author of More Ready than you Realize, We Make the Road by Walking, and, most recently, The Great Spiritual Migration.
Will Willimon is a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: Accidental Preacher: a Memoir.