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The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 21, 2019

This week we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Visitors in ancient times were welcomed as guests because they could be messengers from God.  In the Gospel today Jesus chides Martha when she complains that Mary is not helping enough.  Mary and Martha are offering hospitality to Jesus in their own way.  The message Jesus is trying to convey to us may be that service must be connected to listening.                            We must listen to Jesus within our hearts and then put the messages we receive into action.  Without the listening component we are performing many actions but not grounding ourselves in the message of Jesus.      

As we take time to hear God within us we can be energized to serve others.  We are hollow shells without the listening component.  Take time…



Notes from Nancy

Thoughts and announcements from our Pastoral Director, Nancy Woodcock. Please leave any questions in the comments.