Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
October 8, 20198
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.”
In the modern World the human has many choices in life and many of them are good and not bad. The choices of life can not be decided based on the content or the situation but must be decided on the output of the choice. If there is no productive output in any of our choices , though it may look good and the content looks good, our entire life’s purpose remains unproductive or waste of time.
There are three things why our choices are not productive.
1.Ignorace of the truth
2.No Obedience to the truth
3. Mis Interpretation of the truth
Today’s Reading’s throw the light upon these areas to understand the real or Gospel truth of life. The people of Nineveh obeyed the message of Jonah and repented and hence got saved from hell. The obedience to the truth is greater than the truth itself. If someone says I know the truth and does not act on that truth is a liar. But if someone says my actions are truth , without understanding the truth is again a liar. To follow the real truth understanding , study, reflection and action is very important in life.
In the Gospel we see Martha was busy in many things but she did not study the mind of Jesus the truth of life. Jesus wanted the relationship with him and not the sacrifice of actions. The relatiinship with the truth of life leads us to the real truthful actions of life.We see many people when they encountered Jesus the truth of life, left their many things of their life and followed him.
We too must go to Jesus to seek his face to lean on him and not just seek his hands to bless us in our daily life which is important but secondary.
Man was created on this earth to know God and Love him, nothing else. We do many things through our minds because we like them and not because they are good for us. We can not understand the real truth without understanding the Words of the Spirit of God. All worldly theories and calculations are the misinterpretation of the truth . Many people have become the victims of these ideoligies which are half truth or a lie.
Jesus is the truth, way and life who conquered death and introduced eternal life but people want to follow false prophets and liars of this World who could not save themselves from death and died like any other animal on this Earth.