For 21 July 2019, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 10:38â€“42
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 Lordâ€™s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, â€œLord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.â€ But the Lord answered her, â€œMartha, 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.â€
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.