(Read Luke 10:38-42):
Usually the story of Mary and Martha is interpreted like this: "Martha was distracted by everyday life and missed Jesus. So, get your priorities right and be a Mary, not a Martha."
But let me play Martha's advocate. Martha was not ignoring Jesus, she was showing her love for him! She wanted Jesus to have a comfortable stay and a great meal. That's love, not distraction.
Martha was doing what a woman was expected to do: work in the kitchen. Her sister on the other hand, had planted herself in the men's world. The expression "sitting at the feet" refers to a disciple being educated by a master (Acts 22:3).
Mary was taking the opportunity to train alongside the Twelve, and Martha can't believe that Jesus is going along with it..
But Jesus says that Mary is exactly where she needs to be. And although he gently chides Martha for being worried and upset, Jesus does not tell Martha to drop what she's doing and join them.
This is the beautiful aspect of the story that I fear we overlook. Mary and Martha both show their love for Jesus, but in different ways: Martha through service, and Mary through study.
And Jesus is content to let them be themselves. It is only after Martha directly challenges Jesus over Mary's behavior that he intervenes. Because Martha's mistake in this story was not a failure to prioritize Jesus. Her mistake was expecting Mary to express devotion in the same way that she did.
Mary and Martha's story reminds us that we are God's unique creations, diverse in talents and personalities but united in love and devotion to Him. It calls us to love God with our gifts and to respect the expressions of love given by our brothers and sisters, even when those expressions are different from ours.