Today we read Luke 10:38-42. The text made me think about priorities.
Elisabeth of Trinity, I wrote about in a previous post decided to become a Carmelitan nun.
Märta in Sweden did the same 1998 . She was 19 when she made this decision. A Swedish documentary at www.svtplay.se/video/2135690/nunnan tells about her. She is today happy with her decision 20 years ago, still happily active in a Swedish Carmelitan monastery.
Other youth want to become bosses, drug dealers or soccer champions. Most of them want to become rich.
We all make priorities and decision in our lives.
The Luke Gospel text today is about what makes you happy and feel good. The meaning of life we have is important. I wrote about meaning of life in a previous post.
- Luke 10:38-42
Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper and said, “Look after him, and on my way back I willmake good any extra expense you have.” Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the bandits’ hands?’
He replied, ‘The one who showed pity towards him.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’
In the course of their journey he came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking.
Now Martha, who was distracted with all the serving, came to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.’
But the Lord answered, ‘Martha, Martha,’ he said, ‘you worry and fret about so many things,
and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part, and it is not to be taken from her.’