I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Monday, October 7, 2013

My Reflection for Tuesday October 8, Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 10:38-42

Gospel: 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.
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My Reflection:
Jesus favored Mary in this gospel episode, she favored her for the simple reason that she gave her time to Him. She listened to Him and Mary knew that before her was her God. And she would not let this precious moment pass her by without giving Him her ear.  

Where would Martha go now since she was not favored by Jesus? Should she decide to be strange from Jesus? Of course not! Instead Martha must make amends with Jesus and emulate her sister Mary. Now that she knows that Jesus favors those who listen to her. So she must do likewise, she must not bother herself with any undertakings except to gave her time for Jesus.

Many of us chase the many temporal things of this world. We spend a lot of time achieving our worldly dreams thinking that this would make us complete. Only to know later that it would not, we will even end up empty if we continue to chase the temporal things of this world.

Jesus only ask us one thing, for us to give Him our time and for us to listen to Him. We make Jesus very happy if we first listen to Him and leave everything else behind for Him.

Let us all remember that when the time comes that we are lying on our deathbeds.  We will not be thinking of the temporal achievements that we’ve done for this world. Around that time we will long for the presence of Jesus in our lives. We will thirst for the voice of Jesus to speak to us. …    

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