27th Tuesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 27th Tuesday of Ordinary Time October 8, 2019 WORD of the DAY As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” (Luke 10: 38-42) How shall I live this Word? We are faced with two ways of welcoming: one anchored to ‘doing’ all the ‘things’ that are required when someone is invited; the other to ‘encounter’ the invited person. These are two ways that question us about how we welcome, how we relate to Jesus and live as His disciples. We do not consider these two attitudes as opposed to each other, because opposing them presupposes...