Unrealistic expectations that we place upon ourselves or others can kill the spirit of any good natured party. In our scripture story today, we encounter Martha and her sister Mary. Martha served, while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, feasting on his every word. And Martha’s attitude turns sour toward her sister. Jesus encourages us to keep our focus on him and our expectations simple as we serve others. As we live within Jesus’ expectations for us, we will experience the kingdom of heaven as it breaks into our midst.