Tuesday, October 9, 2012

“You wish to see; listen. Hearing is a step toward Vision.”

God speaks in the silence of the heart, and we listen. And then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart, and God listens. And this listening and this speaking is what prayer is meant to be: oneness with God, oneness with Jesus. – Mother Teresa

(Gospel Text: LK 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."

Martha or Mary?

On the path of sainthood not any two souls are exactly alike. Remember, everyone who gets into heaven is a saint; it’s not just those few who are canonized by the Church. We all try to love God, but within our own personality. Our models are Christ and the Mother of God.

To serve others, for the love of God, is an honor, not a burden. Do we serve with joy, as the Mother of God did when she visited her elder cousin Elizabeth, to assist her when she was pregnant, or as Jesus did when washing the Apostle's feet at the Last Supper?

Let us lose neither our peace nor our good humor. And to accomplish it, let us take good care of God's presence. «Know it well: There is something holy, something divine, hidden in the most ordinary situations; and it is up to each person to discover it (…); either we learn to find our Lord in ordinary, everyday life, or else we shall never find him» (St. Josemaria).

Jesus loved Martha and Mary, and their brother Lazarus, and He loves each one of us, too.

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