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Focus on the One Thing Necessary

Bishop Robert Barron

July 17, 2022

Friends, the Gospel for this Sunday is the wonderful story of Martha and Mary. But the Church sets this up in a really interesting way by giving us a first reading from Genesis 18—the mysterious story of Abraham being visited by three guests. The two stories together show us that the problem is not hospitality, nor being active as opposed to contemplative; rather, the problem is being focused on many things instead of the one thing necessary, in which everything else tends to fall into the right place.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Gn 18:1-10a
Psalm – Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Reading 2 – Col 1:24-28
Gospel – Lk 10:38-42

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