So they glorified God because of me

Greetings on this the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
Readings: GAL 1:13-24; PS 139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15; LK 10:38-42
Notes: Paul says what each of us who follow Jesus hope for, that is to say, may God be glorified because of me. Seriously, it doesn’t get better than that. Not glory as in obligation but in revelation.

The One You Cannot See, You Can See, And What You See is Love.

The Franciscans have a loving tribute to Francis of Assisi. I would be honored if you read this tribute and ignored my reflection. He was a true disciple.

First reading
So they glorified God because of me.

Responsorial Psalm
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Alleluia Verse
Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.

Gospel Portion
The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.

Martha, don’t be anxious!
Strive instead, in all you do and in all your rest, may God be glorified because of me.

Pssst, Martha, your prayer was answered that day.

Jesus honored you recognizing your work and devotion and not at the expense of another. And he invites you into adoration, too.

Martha and Mary, God is glorified because of you two, Service and Adoration.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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