27th Tuesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 27th Tuesday of Ordinary Time October 6, 2020 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? Today’s Gospel passage always puts us in crisis and makes us reflect, what is the better part, the one thing necessary? Is it to contemplate and not to act? To pray instead of acting? Listening instead of involving ourselves? Are we sure that we need to read this Gospel with this dualism and antagonism? Is it not instead that the better part is to live all...