As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he entered a village, and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet to listen to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was busy with all the serving, and finally she said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work? Tell her to help me!”
But the Lord answered, “Martha, Martha, you worry and are troubled about many things, whereas only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her.”
READ: Mary… sat down at the Lord’s feet to listen to his words.
REFLECT: One way of helping people is to do things for them. But another way—sometimes far more beneficial—consists in simply listening to them.
PRAY: Let us ask for a listening heart.
ACT: Today let us make it a point to listen to people who are lonely, lost, desolate, depressed.
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