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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

July 20th, 2013by amcentee

July 21, 2013: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

Jesus 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.”


In today’s Gospel, Martha became irritated with Mary because she was doing all the work to be hospitable. How can we get so busy doing things for Jesus that we’re not spending any time with Jesus? How can service become self-serving? How can you keep focused on the “better part?”

Christ at the Center, Home Edition, formerly Where 2 or 3 Are Gathered: Home Edition, is a resource of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. As we work together to put Christ at the Center, to nurture our Eucharistic communities and to revitalize domestic churches, we invite you to use this resource to reflect on the Sunday Gospels in your home. A complete prayer aid can be found here.

Amy McEntee