Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Better Part

The Gospel at Mass today was that of Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus who had different perspectives on what was important the day Jesus visited their home.

From Luke Chapter 10:

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.”

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