Readings: Gal. 1:13-24 | Ps. 139:1-3, 13-15 | Lk. 10:38-42
Paul is assuring the Galatians that he was made an apostle under the direct intervention and power of Jesus Christ. Paul’s conversion was as complete and total as was his zeal to persecute the Christians prior to his conversion. Jesus is greeted by Martha, a long time friend. Martha’s sister, Mary, was sitting at the feet of Jesus and taking in His every word. Martha is upset and complains. Jesus reminds her of the important stance of “being” vs. “doing.” Jesus seems to be criticizing Martha but more importantly, He is inviting her into a contemplative stance. There is always something for us to do but we are called to let them go with great love and trust. We are called to trust Jesus’ presence in our own lives. A request has been issued for us to sit in deep prayer and silence before the Lord.
When was the last time you left your work go to be in quiet reflection upon Christ’s call and love? Are you willing to resist the challenge to be overly prepared? Trust in Christ, and love with all your being. Start a new practice of doing so at the beginning or end of each day.