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dc.contributor.authorBacon, Catieen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 257en_US
dc.description.abstractToday's Gospel reading comes from John chapter 12 where Jesus is visiting Martha and Mary in their home. Luke also recounts the same story in chapter 10 and in reading that passage I was struck with a deep connection to Martha. In both books we see that as Jesus dines with these women, Martha takes the role of server and Mary sits at the feet of Jesus.|I am a "doer." Resting and relaxing feel like work to me because I am so accustom to moving, cooking, picking up after my toddler, folding laundry and attending to the rest of my never-ending to-do list. If I'm being honest, I take pride in my constant activity and so I feel I can relate to Martha in this story. Just like Martha, I too can become frustrated or critical of those who disengage with the "work."|This story, however, gave me great perspective. While I might have stewed quietly to myself, Martha came right out and grumbled about Mary's idleness to Jesus. With wisdom and sensitivity, Jesus responds, "My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:41-42).|That is when it clicked for me—being at the feet of Jesus like Mary is where I need to be. In this Lenten season as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection, my time should be spent enjoying Jesus. Work is good, except when it takes away from my relationship with God. If I am distracted by a messy house instead of focused and captivated by my Father, then my priorities and my effort is in the wrong place. I pray that not only will I begin to spend more time anointing the feet of Jesus, but that I will also show more grace to those who are already there.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherHoly Week - Mondayen_US
dc.titleReflection for April 10, 2017: Monday in Holy Week.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitHuman Resourcesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBacon, Catieen_US Weeken_US 6en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 42:1-7en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14en_US
dc.subject.local4John 12:1-11en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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