Ordinary Time 17th Wk : Monday 29th July, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Mary’s Listening: Listening is more than hearing someone speaks.  To truly listen, we must sincerely desire to enter into a genuine dialogue with people and God.  Pride and prejudices block us from being open to the Truth.  Mary’s humility moved her to listen to God’s Will wholeheartedly.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 10:38-42

Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking.

Now Martha, who was distracted with all the serving, came to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.’

But the Lord answered, ‘Martha, Martha,’ he said, ‘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, and it is not to be taken from her.’