How easy it is to get worked up, really worried to the point that we lose perspective and sometimes even hope!
Every one of us has concerns, and just like Martha, we can find ourselves reaching the point of exasperation and also critiquing others. But on the positive side of things, can you remember a time when someone came along and gave you hope when you were having one of those days?
I had a time like that last week, when one of my projects hit a bump in the road and it seemed like no one could help me with it. I didn’t know where to turn, when out of the blue, a doctor who knew my situation offered to help and sensing my concern said: "Don't worry, Father, we'll find a way." In that encounter, I was reminded that Jesus is trying to teach Martha, and each one of us, and that is, we are not alone as long as we remain with God.
Talk to your family today about what is worrying them, be there for each other, and find peace in helping one another in finding God’s lessons.
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!