Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at Jesus’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her, then, to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things, 42 but few things are needed—indeed only one. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:38-42).
The entire tone of the story clearly indicates that Jesus was no stranger to this home in which he visited. Perhaps it was a haven for him where among his friends he could escape the pressures of his ministry. All of us in life need some kind of haven, and Jesus certainly was no exception.