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Liturgical day: July 29th: Saint Martha

Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): But the Lord answered, «Martha, Martha, you worry and are troubled about many things, whereas only one thing is needed». As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was busy with all the serving and finally she said, «Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do all the serving?». But the Lord answered, «Martha, Martha, you worry and are troubled about many things, whereas only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we see Martha -St. Martha- running. And every time we run more! We run so much, so much, that we do not know any more where are we running to. Speeding has always been dangerous (crashes, exhaustion, depressions, disappointments ...). Calm down, a little calm!

- "But few things are needed, or indeed only one": the prayer. "Mary has chosen what is better": Jesus. And best of all: "It will not be taken away from her."