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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
Homilies/Reflections

Mary have chosen the best
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Jonah 3:1-10, Lk. 10:38-42. Today's first reading presents us with the mission of Jonah who was sent by God to the great city of Nineveh. The Assyrians were known to be sinful and power hungry, as they rampaged across many nations and conquered them, including that of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Ironically this happened when the Israelites refused to believe in God and His prophets. Instead, they persecuted and killed those prophets and messengers sent to them by God. It was a pagan nation but at the end the people actually believed in God’s words and sincerely and truly repented of their sinful ways and by humbling ourselves before God and that was how Nineveh was spared from destruction.

Linking this to what we have in today's Gospel, on the encounter between Jesus and the sisters, Mary and Martha, we can see that we have been granted free-will by God, with the wisdom, understanding and intelligence to make conscious choices in our respective lives on how we are going to live them so that we can find our way towards God and His salvation. Martha was very busy preparing everything, the chores and necessary things to make the Lord’s stay comfortable and good. She certainly had a good intention in doing so, but she ended up being over preoccupied by what she had been doing and became distracted instead, forgetting that she should have remembered what the most important focus for her should have been, Christ, Himself, as what her sister Mary did. Mary chose the wise cause of action and so did the king and the people of Nineveh.

May the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our hope and courage sustain us throughout the day and fight with us against our weakness! Amen!! Good morning and have a pleasant day!!!

 
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