Martha’s Request and Jesus’ Answer

by Ginger O’Neil | July 31, 1998

Tell her, Jesus —
Tell her to get a move on.

She’s sitting so indifferently —
Oblivious to all the
Woman’s work
That needs completing.

She’s sitting where she shouldn’t be.
The place below a master
Must be set aside for
His disciples.

Yes, nods Jesus.
That’s exactly why I want her there.
And, Martha, that’s the proper place
For you as well.