“Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,
but few things are needed – or indeed only one.”
– Luke 10:41-42
TWO SAINTS HELP US REFLECT…
“Martha, who was arranging and preparing the Lord’s meal,
was busy doing many things,
whereas Mary preferred to find her meal in what the Lord was saying.
In a way she deserted her sister, who was very busy,
and sat herself down at Jesus’ feet and just listened to His words.
She was faithfully obeying what the Psalm said:
‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Ps 46:10).”
– St. Augustine
“You must understand now more clearly that God is calling you to serve Him
IN AND FROM the ordinary, material and secular activities of human life.
He waits for us every day, in [every place of work].
Understand this well:
there is something holy, something divine, hidden in the most ordinary situations,
and it is up to each of you to discover it […].
There is no other way.
Either we learn to find our Lord in ordinary, everyday life,
or else we shall never find Him.”
– St. Josemaria Escriva
My Lord, my God,
I so often fail to give priority and importance
to sitting at Your feet and contemplating on You
and to hearing what You have to tell me.
Please forgive me, Lord,
and come and lead me through my day – every day.
Grant, O Lord,
that everything I do reflects my love for You
and becomes a joy-filled acclamation of Your great love for me.
Grant, O Lord,
that I use my time well – always with You by my side.