TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 8, 2019
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 10:38-42
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”
REFLECTION: "... Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things
In modern times we are always doing. We are always worrying. We are always running from one place to another. And we forget that God is going to take care of us.
We need to remember to make time and listen to what He wants to tell us.
Martha stops for a minute from her household duties, and is upset at Mary for not helping her. How many times do we feel like that when some are not "pulling their weight" and helping around the house, serving guests, and cleaning up? We neglect to spend any time talking and connecting with our guests.
We are so busy with the hospitality aspect of dealing with others, even in our close family, that we miss the opportunity to connect with those around us.
Once in a while, we need to be like Mary, have a simple gathering, and sit and listen to what our friends and family have to tell us. Maybe God is trying to talk to us through them.