July 29. Evelina posed a question to the members of the facebook group. “There are many Marthas in the church and in our families too, good women, often older women, who cook and bake and clean and sew. We all agree those are important and very necessary tasks. And yet it seems as if Jesus put a higher value on non-material things. What do you think? Could we do both?”
A woman name Martha welcomed Jesus into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and listened to him. Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said, “Lord do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered, “Martha, Martha you worry and fret about so many things and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better, part. It is not to be taken from her.” Luke 10:38-42.
Pope Francis. The lack of historical memory is a shortcoming in our society. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. Listening to the elderly tell their stories is good for children and young people, it makes them feel connected to the living history of their families. AL 193