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Wise Bar Exam Words Heard at Church

I try not to get too religious on this blog. It’s about productivity, lawyering, technology, and my random babbling.

But today’s Gospel from Church really applies to all that. Bear with me here.

I’m doing my best to stay calm for the bar exam, but it ain’t easy. And then some great words of Christ were in today’s Gospel. Basically, we shouldn’t be worried and anxious about petty things. Only one thing really matters, and it isn’t the Virginia bar exam.

The specific passage is Luke 10:38-42 (emphasis added):

As they continued their journey he [Jesus] entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.”
The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”

This principle is important to remember throughout our lives. No matter what religion you subscribe to, it’s what matters. The small things on this world are important, but not the most important. They’re fleeting, and they always fall into non-existence. Only one thing exists forever.

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6 Responses to “Wise Bar Exam Words Heard at Church”

  1. Phil Gerbyshak
    July 22nd, 2007

    Great passage Andrew. My niece got baptized today so I was at a church I’d never been to before. This was the passage during the homily where I was as well.

    Keep focusing on the important stuff my friend, and you’ll do GREAT! Good luck on the bar too!

  2. Brett McKay
    July 22nd, 2007

    This is one of my favorite passages of scripture. I really learned to appreciate it while on my mission in Mexico. I included this passage in my mission statement and try to practice it in my life. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Andrew Flusche
    July 23rd, 2007

    Hi guys – I’m glad this passage means something to other people as well. Very cool. It’s always good to connect with people over a common thread like a meaningful scripture.