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Martha, Mary, and the Attitude of Discipleship

Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 16

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Although the little story of Martha and Mary has been interpreted throughout the centuries as a parable dealing with the "active" and "contemplative" approach to the spiritual life, it can be read as Christ's invitation to all people to partake in his inner circle of discipleship. Christ overturned the social conventions of his time by summoning all people to discipleship. Thus, we must remove all barriers to discipleship for all people.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Proverbs 8:22-31
Psalm - Psalms 8:4-9
Reading 2 - Romans 5:1-5
Gospel - John 16:12-15