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The importance of listening – Martha or Mary?

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Luke 10:38-42
 
Mary did what Martha didn’t — she made time.
 
We know in our own hearts that the decision to find time to pray is often harder than the decision to attend to work, write another email, make a telephone call etc . . .
 
Today we put out into the deep in expectation of encountering the Lord in a new way in prayer.  Today we rejoice in the pearl of great price, the ‘one thing’ that is needed, which is to be still and know that God is God.
 
“Prayer means launching out of the heart towards God; it means lifting ones’s eyes, quite simply to heaven, a cry of grateful love from the crest of joy or the trough of despair; it is a vast, supernatural force that opens out my heart and binds me close to Jesus.” Ste Thérèse of Lisieux.
 
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Three Ways to Rest

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There is an entry on the You Version blog:
 
 
That describes ways to rest, ways to stop doing stuff because doing stuff makes you feel as if you’re getting somewhere.
 
You might achieve something with the doing, but not as much or as happily if you’ve taken time to be close to Jesus first.
 
And I like the idea of giving your worries to Our Lord, taking time to do so, making it a quiet time and perhaps meditating with Jesus in your heart as you do so.
 
I shall try it.
 
Chris
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