Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38–42 Salvation may be a great and cosmic reality, but it is received personally. Today, the message of what Christ did for the sake of the world becomes focused upon each one of us as individuals. Although it is tempting to see God’s focus on the big picture, the reality of God’s gracious love is that He sees each of us, loves each of us enough to send His own Son for us, and saves us one by one as the Holy Spirit works through the Word to engender faith within us, brings us to the waters of Baptism, and unites us as a communion of saints.