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Friday, July 29, 2005 AD

Commemoration Of Mary and Martha Of Bethany

"And Jesus answered and said to her, `Martha, Martha, you are careful and
troubled about many things; but one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen
that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.' " (Luke 10:41)

We sing of busy Martha
Who toiled with pot and pan
While Mary sat in silence
To hear the word again.
Christ, keep our hearts attentive
To truth that You declare,
And strengthen us for service
When work becomes our prayer.
(Herman G. Stuempfle)

How were Mary's thoughts devoted
Her eternal joy to find
As intent each word she noted
At her Saviour's feet reclined!
How kindled her heart, how devout was its feeling
While hearing the wisdom that Christ was revealing!
For Jesus all earthly concerns she forgot
In love and devotion to what Jesus had taught.
(Johann Schroder; LW, 277, v. 3)

O God, who bestows divers gifts and graces upon Your saints: We give You
humble thanks for the examples of Your servants Mary and Martha, the
friends of our Saviour Jesus Christ; and we pray that You would give us
grace to love and serve You and others for His sake, Who with You and the
Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Courtesy of Canadian Kung Fu Master Paul Williams.

Sorry about being late with these posts. Our research lab had simultaneously two FAA report deadlines. So busy and school hasn't even started yet.

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