Today is Tuesday the 29th of July, the Memorial of St Martha, in the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time.

Salt of the Sound sing Give me a Moment.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Luke.

This is an extraordinary story, and sometimes it makes people feel a bit uncomfortable; they think that Martha gets rather a strong rebuke, and that she does not really deserve it.  But you have heard it for yourself, so decide for yourself.  Among other things, you might like to ask yourself: Who do you think is the one offering hospitality here?

You might also want to ask yourself: what is it that Martha has a problem with?  What do you think is the ‘better part’ that Mary has chosen?

As you listen again, you might like to ask yourself: who comes out best in this story?

Now talk to Jesus about what happened in that little episode.  What do you find yourself inclined to say to him?