16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

16sundayordinarytimeMartha welcomed Jesus into her house. Mary has chosen the better part.

The Word This Week

Sacred Hospitality is our theme: as the letter to the Hebrews says: “remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” True hospitality lies in two things: first the welcome, encouraging the stranger to enter the house and be at home there: secondly, the gift – not just of food or drink, but of time: listening to the stranger, and giving of ourselves to them. This is what makes hospitality costly, but holy, and a true service of Jesus Christ.

First Reading:              Genesis 18: 1-10

Responsorial Psalm: The just will live in the presence of the Lord

Second Reading:         Colossians 1: 24-28

Gospel:                            Luke 10: 38-42


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