Message of the Week

Reflections from the July 17 Gospel

Luke 10:38-42
Martha was caught up in a whirlwind of her own making. She stressed herself out with all the tasks and chores she thought she had to do to host Jesus, but Jesus wasn’t the one who expected all of that. His only expectation was that Martha would prepare for him her heart, but she was fixated on preparing her home instead.
How often do we create a similar whirlwind in our lives, forgetting what really matters? But Jesus asks us to reorganize our priorities. He tells us, “There is need of only one thing.” Really, Jesus? Have you seen our lists!? Don’t we need to do all of this? The Lord says no. What we need to do is to make time to be with him. The same Lord who turned water into wine and fed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fish can also multiply our time. So instead of being like Martha who tried to tell Jesus what to do let’s be like Mary who listened to what Jesus had to say.

Questions of the Week

Luke 10:38-42:
How does your own anxiety impact
your hearing the words of Jesus?
Genesis 18:1-10a:
How do you think the elderly Sarah reacted to the news of the visitors?
Colossians 1:24-28:
Paul offers the image of the church as Christ’s “body.” What does this mean to you?