Jesus and Martha


Extract

Jesus was the guest of Martha and her sister Mary in their home. Mary sat at Jesus’s feet listening to his beautiful stories while Martha did all the cooking and lunch preparations.

A stressed Martha left the kitchen and said to Jesus, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work alone?”

Jesus replied, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things, but… Mary has chosen the best part; it will not be taken away from her”. (Luke 10:41-42)

ThoughtsThought

A surprising response from Jesus!

Martha seemed as if she was being unfairly treated having to do all the cooking, but perhaps not!

Listening is also working and when Jesus’ story-telling ended, Mary had a new responsibility; knowledge is for using, sharing and spreading!

ReflectionsReflection

Lord Jesus, strengthen my conviction in your promises. May today be a new me. Perhaps more like Martha; less thinking and more work!

Prayer: My Life (St Theresa of Lisieux)

My life is but an instant, a passing hour.
My life is but a day that escapes and flies away.
O my God, you know that to love you on earth
– I only have today.

Lord, what does it matter if the future is gloomy?
To pray for tomorrow, O no, I cannot!
Keep my heart pure, cover me with your shadow
– Just for today.

O Divine Pilot, whose hand guides me.
I’m soon to see you on the eternal shore.
Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace
– Just for today.

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Music: Holy Family

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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.