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October 15, 2015


Brian Grenier

A little piece I wrote for 29 July—Memorial of St Martha (I don't have the Augustine reference):
As St Augustine points out in one of his homilies, both Martha and Mary, as portrayed in Luke’s Gospel (Lk 10:38-42), were disciples of Jesus and praiseworthy objects of his love. Some commentators see the two sisters as representative of the active and contemplative ways of following Jesus. For Augustine, Martha is the image of things present (temporal life) while Mary is the image of things to come (eternal life). ‘What Martha was doing,’ he says, ‘that we are now; what Mary was doing, that we hope for. Let us do the first well so that we may have the second fully.’

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