Oct. 9, 2018 (Luke 10:38-38-42)

Today we have the familiar story of Martha and Mary. A father was talking to the teacher of his son. He broke down as he described the fact that his son doesn’t live with him anymore but that he cares about his son’s welfare. He told the teacher that he was in construction and often worked 18 hours per day to get the money to buy things for his family that he thought they wanted. It came to him too late that what they wanted was his love and support in being there for his family. He worked so long and hard to make a living that he didn’t have time to make a life. We need to strike a balance between the things money must buy and the things money can’t buy. And, at the end of the day, it’s the things money can’t buy that matter.

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