Martha must be the patron saint of OC people. She is the typical homemaker, practical and always busy doing something. When Jesus came visiting, she would go immediately to meet and welcome Him and then busy herself in the kitchen to prepare something to eat. She wanted everything in order and planned, always looking at things as they should be. Like, she told Jesus, “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
In contrast, Mary was the more spontaneous person. She loved just spending time with Jesus, listening to His stories and telling Him hers. She would simply go with the flow, allowing serendipity to take over. She could spend hours doing nothing but simply being with Jesus.
Our temperaments are our ways to God. A bubbly and spontaneous personality helps one to see the joys and blessings there are in living. An industrious and diligent personality enables on to work hard in the service of others and for one’s salvation. It is also through our temperament that God speaks to us. He can speak to us in our joyful moments and spontaneous events. He can speak to us even as we work and are busy doing things.