Jesus, Mary and Martha: Contemplation and Action

 
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Tuesday of week 27 of the year, based on Lk 10:38-42

(This preaching first appeared on theWord on Oct. 9, 2007)


Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Judith Anne O'Sullivan, O.P.

About Judith Anne O’Sullivan, O.P.

Judith Anne lives in Community in the Dominican House of Prayer in Dunedin, New Zealand. She believes we are all called to be Gospel people, women and men of the Risen Christ. Her Mission is to live and preach this Truth. Silence is an important part of her life.