July 17- Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Serving God and Serving Neighbour

July 13th, 2016

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First Reading  Genesis 18:1-10a
Abraham entertains three strangers and is promised a son.

 

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 15:2-5
Those who do justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

 

Second Reading  Colossians 1:24-28
The mystery hidden from ages past has now been revealed in Christ.

 

Gospel Reading
Luke 10:38-42

 

Last Sunday we were shown through the Parable of the Good Samaritan how important it is to serve our neighbour : "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice". And in today's Gospel Jesus completes that by showing how important it is to serve God and give Him our fullest attention by highlighting Mary who was at His feet. Martha stands for the service to the Neighbour while Mary stands for the service to God. Thus we need to be both Martha and Mary.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />