Our Pastor recently gave a great homily about being too busy for prayer or to nourish our souls. The gospel that day was Luke 10:38-42 where Jesus talks to Martha.
“Martha, Martha, you worry and fret about so many things and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part, it is not to be taken from her.”
Jesus was so right!! If we keep our selves so busy that we don’t take time to be in his presence or to give him our presence.
Father said in his homily, “We are so busy making money that we don’t have time to enjoy the houses we are so busy working to pay for. We are so busy making money that we don’t spend much time at home with our children. We are so busy that life is slipping by at a very fast rate and we need to slow it down. Where are we all going to end up at the end of life and what is the purpose of life? Life is about getting to know God, loving God and serving God.” Well said Father – well said!
This reminds me of our Baltimore catechism. Where did God create us? To know, love and serve him. Are we living up to our purpose? We should each take a moment – soon – and look at all of our activities and discern if they are leading us toward God or away from Him. Do our activities and our motivations align with God’s plan for our lives?
Does your “Martha-activities” balance with your “Mary-spirit”?