This week, the Reverend Bill Eschen leads us on a guided reflection, with the help of a therapeutic technique called Brainspotting, where we are called to recognize and wrestle with the “Martha” inside us.
“Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’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; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.'” –Luke 10:38-42
Bill Eschen is a pastoral counselor, psychotherapist and ordained minister in the Lutheran tradition. Bill practices “Brainspotting” which is a way of connecting to charged parts of the subconscious through reflexive eye movement.