Bulletin: July 17, 2016
JESUS KNOWS OUR HEARTS
Abraham and Martha show us how to get busy tending to others’ needs. Abraham orders up an impressive menu of fine food, selecting his best animal to slaughter and prepare. Abraham’s visitors appreciate his attentive hospitality and reward him with long-awaited good news. When Martha bustles about preparing for her guest, however, she receives a gentle scolding. Jesus, who knows our hearts, senses anxiety, perhaps bitterness, in Martha.
Despite her good deeds, Martha pays more attention to her sister than to her guest. Our attention to Jesus is the one thing necessary. If anger, jealousy, or resentment distracts us from serving Jesus, then our work is empty. Saint Paul confirms this when he invites the Colossians to offer all their daily activities, even their suffering, to the Lord. The only thing lacking in Jesus’ suffering is our own free choice to pay attention to him and share his suffering.
Today’s Readings: Gn 18:1–10a; Ps 15:2–5; Col 1:24–28; Lk 10:38–42
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- Altar & Rosary Society invite you to Learn By Doing July 23
- Boy Scouts are recruiting new members after mass on July 24
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