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 6, 2014

Reflection for Tuesday October 7 Our Lady of the Rosary; Luke 10:38-42

Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
In the course of their journey Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.

She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha, who was distracted with all the serving, came to him and said, 'Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me. But the Lord answered, 'Martha, Martha,' he said, 'you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part, and it is not to be taken from her.'
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Today is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary this is in honor of the 16th century naval victory in Europe against the Turkish invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intervention of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was said that the ship’s crew in the battle field implored the intercession of the Blessed Mother by praying the Holy Rosary before the battle  occurred.

What are we going to do if we visit a house of a friend and we get the same treatment that Jesus received from Martha and Mary? Who are we going to favor Martha or Mary? It actually depend upon us who are we going to favor. But Jesus obviously preferred the action of Mary who sat down at the feet of Jesus and faithfully listened to Him.

What did Martha do that it did not get the merit of Jesus? Martha was busy preparing food for Jesus, why did Jesus did not favor her when what she was doing was for His honor also? Jesus is a preacher and being a preacher he wants people to listen to Him so that He could impart His wisdom. This was perhaps the reason why Jesus preferred the reverent action of Mary.

What happens to us when we listen to Jesus and when we meditate on His words? We gain wisdom from Jesus himself and we are enlightened by Him no less. But do we still have time to listen to Jesus? Are we not very busy with our many worldly undertakings?

 Some of us may say that we have to move and be busy because we have to earn and eat otherwise we’ll get hungry. Yes this is true, but what will happen to us if we are all work? If we have no more time for Jesus or if Jesus is just a minuscule entity in our lives? - Marino J. Dasmarinas

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