"And a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary..." (Luke 10:38-39).
Mary and Martha are sisters, each with a different personality. Mary is passive, quiet, resting at the feet of Jesus, receiving His Word. Martha is active, busy, constantly doing, serving. Opposite personalities, and yet sisters. Reflect on the fact that as sisters, Mary and Martha are daughters of the same mother.
In spiritual terms, that mother is Love. God's love gives birth to two daughters. One is named Faith (Mary) and the other Works (Martha). Faith is passive, quiet, resting at the feet of Jesus, receiving His Word of forgiveness at all times. Works is (are) active, busy, constantly doing, serving wherever there is a need.
The two sisters, born of Love, dwell together, as did Mary and Martha, in the same house. And that house is your heart.
The only caution is that Martha (works of service) not be allowed to take Mary (faith alone) away from her resting place at the foot of the Cross.