Only one thing is necessary.

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Year C  -  16th Sunday in Ordinary time

Only one thing is necessary.

Only one thing is necessary. Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit Luke 10:38-42

38 Now it came to pass as they went, that he entered into a certain town: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sitting also at the Lord's feet heard his word.
40 But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood and said: Lord, donít you care that my sister has left me alone to serve? Ask her therefore to help me.
41 And the Lord answering, said to her: Martha, Martha, you are careful, and are troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

16th Sunday in Ordinary time - Only one thing is necessary. Life is full of problems, occupations and needs, yet I say; only one thing is necessary: to find God. Mary chose the best part of life while Martha who was doing other very good things to serve me, was less spiritual.

This is what I mean: seek the Kingdom of Heaven first, and everything else will be given unto you. Why worry so much about the things that are perishable and about the needs of life if the spiritual things are neglected? It doesnít make any sense. A person may work very hard all his or her life seeking only what is temporary and neglecting to find God.

You are all human beings, with very short lives, you are full of needs and responsibilities in this world, but they should not occupy you so as to make you neglect the reason for your very existence. You have been created in the image of God; through your baptism you enter into my being and by my power I make you children of God. Your divinity is concealed and obscured by your sinfulness, but I have come to forgive your sins and to purify you in order to prepare you for eternal life.

You have been created to know me, to love me and to serve me. Some choose to ignore me thus rejecting me, some refuse to serve me by not loving others. What I desire from you is your sanctification through your daily life. I am not asking everyone to become priests or religious, this is a special gift of faith given to some. I ask you all to look up to Heaven, to realize that you belong there, that you must work for your salvation in this life by coming closer to me.

You can find me in your daily life if you desire to live in my Presence, if you think of me, if you do little things to please me, if you love others as if you were loving me.

I knock on the door of every heart but they are so deaf, they cannot hear me. They are busy with the failures of the past, with the problems of the present and with the plans of the future. They donít stop worrying about life; they never find time for me who can provide all the answers.

My heart is opened for all of you to enter. Take refuge in my holy wounds and be healed. My blood is available to you to cleanse you from your sins and to give you the strength to live for me. My peace is waiting for those who come to me, so that they may find the purpose of life.

Put the first commandment into practice, love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul and with all your strength and love your neighbour as your self. Put aside some time of meditation and prayer for me. I will reward your faith with the gifts of peace and joy.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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