Sunday Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm
- July 19, 2013
Sixteenth Sunday of the Year (C)Luke 10:38-42
38 In the course of their journey he came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and listened to him speaking.
40 Now Martha, who was distracted with all the serving, came to him and said, 'Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.'
41 But the Lord answered, 'Martha, Martha,' he said, 'you worry and fret about so many things,
42 and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part, and it is not to be taken from her.'
Today, those who want to restore the equality that Jesus taught are attacked as "radical feminists" without that charge being really defined. But, the first radical feminist in the history of our faith was Jesus himself.