Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, 'What are we busy about?'

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. - Bruce Lee: (1940 – 1973: was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, & martial artist)

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."

Today’s gospel challenges me to look at my own priorities.  When do I get too caught up in the details of life forgetting to focus my thoughts and my actions on what is truly important, the word of God?  How can I gently and respectfully invite others to step away from life’s trivial worries that get in the way of living in God’s grace?  How can I show someone that I truly see them and am interested in learning about their gifts?  When do I hear God’s voice in the busyness of my daily life?

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.

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