Mercy Gospel Reflection: Jul 17


Gospel Reflections for Married Couples

17 July – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this week’s Gospel, we hear the challenging story of Martha and Mary.

Many married couples can equate to Martha’s experience.

While our spouse just wants to do something enjoyable, or play with the kids, the words echoing in our minds are “can’t you see that things need doing around here?”

Perhaps, sometimes our spouse may be right.

Perhaps we sometimes need to stop and enjoy the important relationships in our lives.

We need to make time for loving one another; for attending to Christ, present in our spouse and marriage.

A Reflection by Karen and Derek Boylen

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About the Author:

Derek is a marriage counsellor and Director of Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services for the Archdiocese of Perth. Karen is a Speech Pathologist and home-schooling Mum. Together they have seven children, two dogs, one cat and a budgie. They like curry and red wine.

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