Here is a great commentary on modern homemaking from Betsy Childs at First Things. She grounds her analysis both in her own experience and in the story of Mary and Martha recorded by Luke (Chapter 10). We offer it mostly without commentary, but do note that the point made both by Childs and in Luke’s story have much broader application: in all walks of life, it is easy to engage in objectively good work in a manner that loses its anchor and reference point.

How often have we found ourselves consumed by tasks simply for the sake of the task, losing sight of the very people that we were supposed to serve? Consider as you read.