Weekend of July 17-18, 2010 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 18:1-10                                Colossians 1:24-28                                           Luke 10:38-42

 

In the first reading, Abraham and Sarah give to strangers, yet they are the ones to receive.  In his letter to the Colossians, Paul suffers rejection for the Gospel, yet rejoices because he knows God.  In the Gospel, we see Martha, who is distracted by her work, while Mary chooses the better part - spending time with Jesus and listening to his teachings.

 

We cannot be true Christian disciples unless we have a deep relationship with One whom we strive to imitate: Jesus.  This relationship requires time spent alone with him in prayer, getting to know him and understand his teachings.  There is no other relationship that is as important as this one.  It not only impacts our lives now, but for all eternity.