Tuesday 9 October 2018

About Today Readings

St Denis and Companions. St John Leonardi.

Galatians 1:13-24. Psalm 138(139):1-3, 13-15. Luke 10:3842.

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way – Psalm 138(139):1-3, 13-15.  

‘Martha, Martha …’

We feel sorry for Martha – anxious to do so much for Jesus while Mary just sits and lets her do all the work. St John tells us that Jesus loved Martha and Mary (notice that he puts Martha first). Jesus was quite at home in their house, so we are observing a happy domestic scene.

Martha may be too fussy, giving herself extra work to do, whereas Jesus would have been happy with the equivalent of a cup of tea and her company. Any sting in Jesus’ remark is removed by him saying, ‘Martha, Martha’ in a friendly way. Can you imagine being an extra guest in the scene?

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