Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Friday, July 16, 2010

Family Bible Study - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Luke 10:38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village,
where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a
sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was
saying. 40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him
and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the
work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her,
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42 there
is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be
taken away from her.”

Questions for discussion -

1. Jesus says that “one thing is necessary” and that “Mary has chosen the better
part.” What or who is that “one thing necessary”? (Hint: Does it have anything
to do with who the center or focus of our lives should be?) Why was Mary’s
choice better than Martha’s? Who did she put first?

2. What do you think Martha could have done better? Why was she distracted?
Do you ever get so busy that you forget to put Jesus first?

3. Martha and Mary welcomed Jesus into their home. How well do you let
Jesus in your heart. Is he a welcomed guest? How much do you treasure Him?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

No comments: