SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Genesis 18: 1-10
3 He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant.
May we have the humility to serve a traveling stranger, without any ulterior motive. In turn, we could be blessed unimaginably!
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 15: 2-5
2 Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart;
….Those who do these things shall never be moved.
Second Reading: Colossians 1: 24-28
24 I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.
Every little inconvenience or pain, we must remember to offer to Christ. It might feel insignificant to do so, but there is always a purpose for everything we go through!
Therefore, however tricky or unpleasant the situation might be, we must remind ourselves whose we are and who holds our hand!
In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Gospel: Luke 10: 38-42
42 there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.
Martha was the one who had welcomed him first but her sister Mary chose to sit at the Lord’s feet and listen to what he was saying. (39) Abraham had served the strangers but Martha had known the Lord for who he was! Yet Mary recognized the priority to “listen” to her friend the Lord!
Indeed there is a time to welcome and serve, but there also is a time to sit and listen. While at other times, there may be a need to balance both servicing and listening! We cannot judge Mary, Martha, or Abraham. We must learn to be Listening Hosts to our guests as we bend our ears to the Lord’s bidding!
May the Holy Spirit Guide us, Amen!