It’s easy to forget that Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42) are sisters. Right action springs from the same root as contemplation. This week, spend a quiet moment holding your “to do” list reverently in prayer. Here’s an essay by Eknath Easwaran on his grandmother’s joyful attention to the tasks of a large household. The dragon subdued by Martha in French legend is depicted here by Sara Drescher Braswell.