The Lord visited the houses of Abraham and Martha. Paul writes that the great Christian mystery is Christ among us, our hope of glory. God visits us each day in sharing life, light and love with us. The purpose of prayer is to increase our spiritual sensitivity, our attentiveness to this God who comes every day. Is my heart open to his knock? Is there room for God in my distracted mind? Am I too busy …? And is my business all that important? You worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. The Word of God is alive and active … (Hebrews 4:12). The Word took flesh and lived among us (John 1:14)
The Lord may have received hospitality from Abraham and from Martha, but the word he had to share was of far more value than the food they prepared for him. We sit at the feet of the Lord when we study and ponder the word of God in the Scripture. Do I read the scripture, especially the Gospel and reflect on it, act on it and share with others the living word of God? “Your word is lamb for my feet and a light on my path O Lord” (Psalm 119:105). Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it (Luke 11:28). Peter said, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…” (John 6:68).
Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Sunday! – Fr Francis, MSP