Ordinary Time, 16th Sunday (C) St. Luke puts the story of Martha and Mary immediately after the Good Samaritan. He is telling us that we need to serve others generously. But we shouldn't get so caught up in the works of the Lord that we forget the Lord of the work.

Teenagers claim they love their families. But they spend all their time with their friends or closed up in their rooms. If you really love someone, you'll want to spend time with them. In a similar way, many of us claim to love Jesus but we never spend quality time with him. Jesus is asking us, in the words of Tevya from Fiddler on the Roof: "But do you love me?"

(21 Jul 2019)

Going Deeper: Does your regular schedule include quality time with your spouse, your family, and God? Take a moment right now and spend five minutes with the Lord. Then schedule some more quality time for your important relationships.

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