The Church's Martha / Mary Problem

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
— Luke 10:38-42

The Church has a Martha / Mary problem. The nitty-gritty of Christianity has usurped the pizzazz. The foreground and background of the picture are reversed. The Church has taken over the foreground and has elbowed God into the background. An eclipse has taken place. The official rules, regulations, red tape and rigmarole of the Church have eclipsed God.The Church has put God in the back seat. He has become secondary. .