Martha and Mary
But the Lord answered: "Martha, Martha, you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one.
It is Mary who has chosen the better part, it is not to be taken from her."
The story of Martha and Mary is one of the better known Gospel stories. Martha and Mary were both good people and dear friends of Jesus. It was Martha who invited Jesus but it was Mary who made him feel at home. It was Mary who understood that there is more to friendship than just doing things for someone else. Mary was in touch with the need of people to be accepted for who they are, to share their fears and anxieties and their hopes and joys with someone else.
All of us have that need. But not all of us meet that need. Mary did so particularly well. Trying to get the balance between Martha and Mary is the invitation. The rewards are great if we can try to get close.
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Saints of the week
Tues. 24 – St Declan of Ardmore, a pre-Patrician saint who was educated in mainland Europe before returning to preach the gospel in the Decies region.
Wed. 25 St James, son of Zebedee and brother of John. He was put to death by Herod Agrippa about the year 44, being the first of the apostles to die for the faith. Patron saint of Spain and honoured widely through pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Thurs. 26 – Ss. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin
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Bless the Carers
Lord, bless all carers – they let people
know that they are loved.
Bless those who listen – they lighten
many a burden.
Bless those who, when nothing can
be done or said, remain to provide a
comforting presence – they help the
sufferer to bear the unbearable.
And bless those who give without hope
of return – they give us an experience
of your love.
– A family altar can alter a family?
– Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed?