Sunday, July 17, 2022
The readings for Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C are focused on hospitality. In the first reading (Genesis 18:1-10A) Abraham and Sarah welcome the Lord in the form of three strangers and are promised a child. The psalm (Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5) tells us treat others with kindness and justice. In the second reading (Colossians 1:24-28) Paul tells us that we are one in Christ Jesus. In the gospel (Luke 10:38-42) we hear of when Jesus visited Martha and Mary. Martha is working to get a meal ready and becomes frustrated with Mary, who is spending her time listening to Jesus.
What are some ways we can provide hospitality for others? Do we only care for their physical needs or do we also take the time to listen to them? Here are some ideas: