Luke 10:41-42 (God First…then Act!)

04 Oct Luke 10:41-42 (God First…then Act!)

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“The Lord said to her in reply, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need for only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.'” ~ Luke 10:41-42 (full readings)

Rob Reflections: In yesterday’s Gospel, we heard the Parable of the Good Samaritan. That is a lesson about a man who shows his faith by acting in service to another. Today’s Gospel is often misinterpreted as Jesus demeaning the value of Martha’s efforts in the household. Jesus is not condemning Martha’s work. However, He is making a comment on her priorities. Mary has chosen “the better part,” but not the only part because we know from His example that an active faith is necessary. St. Paul tells us, “we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat” (2 Thes 3:10). Where Martha was off track was in her priorities. In our Pro-Life work, we must have a prioritized list of necessary actions. And on that list, God must come first. Once we establish that, there is much more we can and should do. It is telling that today’s Feast Day is that of St. Francis of Assisi. A saint who lived Gospel values. See today’s Faith Quote.

Faith Challenge: Today, pray and reflect on an action you must take. Ensure that God is first before you take that action. Then act!

Counter-Culture News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life, AFA, Vatican, Project Rachel.

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.

Feast Day: Memorial of St. Francs of Assisi.

Faith Quote: “Preach the Gospel always. If necessary, use words.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Through Christ Our Lord,
Mark 9:24
* Happy Birthday MIR!

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies).Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.


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