Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise to the Full Time Ministers of the Diocese of Juneau meeting at St Catherine of Siena in Petersburg AK. The story of Martha and Mary has often lead us to reflected the active and contemplative life. Today I suggest a different idea. Martha invited Jesus into her home but she was not content to do the work of hospitality her self. In fact she was grumpy and wanted Jesus to force her sister Mary to help her. As ministers of the Diocese I/we can miss Jesus right in front of us while we are busy with many things. All too often I look at what is not working or who is not here. Let us remember to focus on Jesus and be content to do the work that is required of us with or without the help we might want/need.
Let us always be mindful to look for Jesus and stay focused on him as we minister.
Readings: Galatians 1:13-24; Psalm 139; Luke 10:38-42