Let it Be
May 18, 2018
My one word this year is so adaptable! And so musical! First Frank Sinatra’s Dobedobedo came to me as I contemplated this whole BE thing, and now I hear my favorite singer ever in the whole world, Sir Paul McCartney, singing in my head one of my favorite Beatles’ songs. You’d think with all this musical inspiration, my quest to BE would be rolling right along. It’s not.
BEing is supposed to be simple, relaxing, good for the soul, or so I assumed. But so far BEing seems complicated and somewhat anxiety-producing. My soul doesn’t know what’s good for it evidently. I go outside to try to relax and enjoy the birds or whatever, and the next thing I know I’m looking at the windows that need washing and the patio that needs sweeping. I can’t just sit there and BE when I could get something done WHILE I’m doing the Be thing with the birds singing and the sun shining somewhere in the background.
Ugh. I still feel connected to Martha much more than to Mary. I still need my lists to get through each day. I still have to BE crazed ME or I won’t know who I’m talking to all day long. Does anyone else have this problem? Is it even a problem? Jesus loved Martha and Mary equally or He wouldn’t have been Jesus. He let Martha in on what she might want to work on to get more out of life. We know that, because it’s recorded in Luke 10: 38-42. Maybe he had a talk with Mary also, and gave her a little nudge toward helping her sister more in the future, or maybe Mary had some other problem that needed work. Just because that’s not recorded doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I mean, nobody but Jesus was perfect, then or now.
I think I may have to settle for being a Marthy, instead of a pure Mary. But there’s still time. It’s only May in this year of striving towards BEing. Maybe that’s my problem. I probably shouldn’t be striving if I want to BE. That sounds like I’m trying to Do BE. DO BE. Do. Oh brother! Yes, the struggle is real, people!
Here’s a verse I need to remember: “This is what the Lord says–your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go'” (Isaiah 48: 17). I need to listen up, whether I’m basking like a slug in the sunshine, or sweeping up dirt like a tornado while humming Let It Be along with the birds (or Beatles).
Here’s wishing you a happy rest of May! Hopefully in June I will be regaling you with all the being I did in Italy. We’re off on a wild European adventure soon! Lord BEEEEE with us!
Here’s the Queen of BEing! If only I had her relaxed aura. . .