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Providence Spirituality

The Gospel According to Luke 10:38-42
Now as Jesus and his disciples went on their way, he 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 Jesus 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.”

Sunday Gospel  July 21, 2019.

The Gospel According to Luke 10:38-42


Our contemplative moments nourish our evangelizing activities. While Mary prays, Martha works. We cannot separate prayer and evangelization, because they are the strength and nourishment of our every labour. However, this Sunday Gospel presents some advice from Christ who warns against doing much and meditating little. You must live more closely to the Word and then act. This way we can be contemplative people and have a more fruitful apostolate, because we can count on the support of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In today’s world, we care about many things, we complain that there is little time for what we like, but we do not realize that only one thing is necessary, listening to the Lord within us.

Let us welcome Jesus despite the hustle and the noise, let us gaze at the beauty of the landscape offered to us as we journey.  As Christians and apostles, serving and contemplating are what should motivate our lives.

May beauty fill the week ahead for each of you!