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Are You Martha or Mary? Family Reflection Video

By: Father David Marcham on October 9th, 2018

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Are You Martha or Mary? Family Reflection Video

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Where are our attentions focused?

Consider the choices we make every day. No matter our flexible or rigid schedules, we each have the ability to make time for prayer and reflection to give us perspective. Today’s saint, John Leonardi, had invested significant time into becoming a pharmacist, but he answered God’s call and gave it all up to follow Christ.

Martha and Mary may have had differing priorities, but Jesus tells us that if we find what really matters in our lives and also find God in it, that we are doing the will of God in whatever our day brings.

What do we prioritize? Do these get in the way of hearing Jesus?

May we put aside our worries and open our hearts to hearing God’s Word today.

About Father David Marcham

Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!