“I am baptized, attend Eucharist, and even contribute to church every
Sunday. I am a good Christian”. These practices carry great importance, but Jesus asserts in today’s gospel ,” There is need of only one thing”. That one thing is living his life. Yes, fundamentally. Christianity is not moral principles nor ritual, nor doctrines, but a way of living that has 2 components. First, discovering in prayer (like Mary) what Jesus taught and did. This requires our studying him in reading or classes. For example, notice that in today’s gospel Jesus affirms Mary’s prayer while not disparaging Martha in any way. Second, living his example in our own daily life and relations. Then, you will have chosen the better part and it will not be taken from you

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