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Friday, 20 February 2009

Martha, Martha, Martha!

(You have to read that title in Eve Plumb's voice.)

A strange discussion on Holy Smoke begun by decrying the "hatchet job" done by a Tablet writer on the great Fr Tim Finigan descended into an "if you spend money on liturgical beauty/children you must be evil because it means you don't care about children/liturgical beauty" snipefest.

It only struck me because on the endless travel of the past few days I'd been thinking about the need we all have, of setting of priorities.

He entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me."
The Lord said to her in reply,
You are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her

There is need of only one thing - the better part.

One Thing - the Better Part.

One Thing - the Better Part.

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