Day’s Verse:

“You are worried and bothered by so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.”

Luke 10:41 – 42


At the beginning of today’s verse, Martha complains to Jesus that her sister Mary is sitting listening to Him rather than helping Martha with her housework. Sometimes I wonder if we still don’t play Martha’s role, letting the preparations of life wrap too fully around us so we cannot distinguish that which is enduring from that which is fleeting. The preparations mean less than listening to Jesus’ words and taking them to heart.

I feel worried about a lot of things right now. Our IQP is sitting idle in Erwin’s lap, but I think that is just an excuse on my part to not revise it. My grades in Calc have steadily diminished so that now I have to asses seriously the value of taking Calc 2 versus putting that slot towards something else – if it isn’t too late to sign up for any beneficial B-term classes already. I keep agonizing over the decision: Calc 2 or not? I will never take it if I don’t take it B term, but what would I benefit from spending hours slaving over Calc 2 if I don’t have to? But then again, why not take it? Everybody else here is smart enough; if I don’t will I always feel a a little less intelligent than everybody else at WPI? I honestly am in a quandry and cannot make up my mind. MA 1022 or not?

– KF –

One thought on “Work and Worry All Your Days

  1. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. If you don’t need it and don’t like it, why take it? Unless you like to challenge yourself. . . but I think it would just be more like torture for you than a worthwhile challenge.

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