Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 21st July

Luke 10:38–42

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain
village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a
sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was
saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and
asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the
work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her,
"Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is
need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be
taken away from her."

Reflection

Is it easy for me to be distracted and fragmented when many
things call for attention?

Can I be drawn to the presence of Jesus when I pray?