Today's readings remind us of two important truths:
1. The salvation of souls is the primary reason of our existence in this world.
2. The only necessary thing is living with God here and now, communicating with Him in prayer, basking in His presence.
The First Reading, taken from the book of Jonah, tells about the disobedience of the prophet and the faithfulness of God. Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh. He did what he could to escape the call of the Lord but because God wanted to save His people, He did not stop until Jonah finally proclaimed the Good News. Because again, salvation of souls is the primary reason of our existence. We are meant to help each other go back to the Father where we all truly belong.
In the Gospel, Martha was a good host. She made sure that Jesus and his disciples were taken good care of. It's not a bad thing. However, Jesus commended Mary for her contemplative disposition. She desired to be with God. She decided to listen to Jesus' wisdom. She has chosen the better part.
Question: In the midst of our busy lives, do we still make time to talk to God? Or do our priorities in life draw us away from the spiritual needs of our faith?
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In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. (Proverbs 3:6)
Here's the perfect example of one who knows his priorities well. I'm a proud fan! :)
In case you missed it:
Q: What was the first thing you did this morning?
A: Pray ♥