The heart of the story in this reading lies in the contrast between the attitudes and actions of Mary and Martha. Mary somehow understands how precious the words of Jesus are. Everything else is of little importance. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.
In this reading for the feast of Pentecost Jesus brings the gift of peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples, empowering them to preach forgiveness and the possibility of new life for those who ask for it. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.
This reading tells us that in Jesus’ death and resurrection the ‘glory’ of God, the self-giving, loving-kindness of God, has been revealed – and we must live according to a new commandment. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.