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Few things are needed
It’s easy for us to understand Martha’s annoyance with her sister. She wants everything to be perfect for Jesus’ visit to their home. She is run ragged, getting the meal prepared and on the table. Meanwhile, Mary seems to be contributing nothing – just sitting at the Lord’s feet and listening.
Here's the good news, pass it on.
In this weekend’s Gospel, Jesus sends out 72 disciples into the towns and villages of Judea with clear instructions: travel light; don't be distracted; and, when you get there, stay if you're welcome but move on if you aren't.
Freedom and commitment
For some of us commitment and freedom seem quite incompatible. Yet to-day’s readings call for total commitment lived in total freedom. One can-not, in fact, have one without the other. Today’s liturgy speaks of what it means to be fully a disciple of Jesus. This is much more than just being what is often understood as a “good Catholic”.
Who do you say that I am?
Many people find it fascinating to research their ancestors and to put together a family tree. The TV series Who Do You Think You Are? allows celebrities to trace their roots, discovering secrets and surprises from the past – and it often makes compelling viewing.