Posted by: livingscripture | July 29, 2009

Seventeenth Wednesday of Ordinary Time


“Martha welcomed Him.”    (Luke 10, 38-42)

Martha Mary

She welcomed Him into her home;

Desired to refresh Him,

Serving Him with all due honor and delicacy.

But her heart became entangled,

‘Burdened with much serving’.


The ageless error, emptying all good intent.

Extinguishing the holy Fire with overwrought doing.

Like Martha, Jesus shows us what He seeks.

Hearts rooted in Him,

Contemplating His Word

In the midst of the day’s busyness.


Only then, activity is life-giving and fruitful.

Only in Him,

At His feet,

In His presence.

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