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Having a Heart for Martha and Mary

I have always had this thing for the Martha and Mary story in the Gospel of Luke. This is the story where Martha is busy preparing food for their guest and she tells Jesus to tell Mary to help her. Jesus then tells Martha that Mary, who sits at the foot of Jesus and listens to his words, has chosen the “better part.” The classic interpretation of this story is that Jesus is telling Martha that the contemplative path is the surest way to God. I know many people think Martha is getting a bad …

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Everyday Fiats

Lent is a good time to reflect on charity and the divine “fiats” asked of us – even if it’s 5:45 in the morning. Mary had her fiat moment – her time to say “yes” or “no” to God. When the Angel Gabriel appeared to her and asked whether she would become the Mother of God, she had the choice in that moment to accept or decline. She, of course, gave her fiat, her “yes,” and the future of man was changed forever into eternity. We all have these moments – when God presents us …

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