Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

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Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday In The Twenty-Seventh Week In Ordinary Time

Luke 10:38-42

The hardest thing for us to do is to be still, especially in the presence of God. We are so conditioned, that we always need to be in charge of every moment of our lives, and even when we are in the presence of God, we want to do all the talking…

Here two scripture verses come to mind

Mark 2:27 – The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath;

Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God

To be in God’s presence, is to rest in his presence and be comfortable, not anxious, not seek to be in control, but be totally dependent on God to speak to us, teach us or just for Him to be with us.  And yes He is in charge! And if He is in charge, we cannot try to take control. This Scripture Passage beautifully illustrates this, reminding us of Matthew 6, where Jesus teaches, do not worry or be anxious, your heavenly Father knows what you require and when you require it, and he will provide for you, just as he takes care of the Sparrow and is mindful of it, He is mindful of us much more.

Your day may be filled with a lot of work, but learn to take some time off. Read a chapter of the Bible, then seek God’s presence and sit before Him. You don’t even need to say anything…

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