Are you more like Martha or Mary? Which are we called to be? It is not either/or, but both/and. We are called to do for God's Kingdom, but not in slavery to obligation or what we think is good for God, but out of willingness to let go, and trust God. After all; if he created the world, and redeemed it, perhaps he can do the dishes (and cook the food, or put the food on our tables) too! We can recognize the burden, stress, anxiety, resentfulness, blaming others, as signs calling us to turn to Jesus, sit at his feet, and let go of all the tasks we're juggling. This will help us do, only the necessary, and to do it with His help.
A doctor of the law summarizes it in two commands; Love God and Love your Neighbor. But we can find many reasons why the one we don't love is not our neighbor. But Jesus takes away those reasons; for all humans are children of God, and if we too wish to be, we are brothers and sisters to one another. God calls us to join in suffering, compassion - to suffer with. God does not wish our suffering, it is a consequence of sin. However God uses our suffering to unite us to each other, and to himself.
Quen es mi projimo? Podemos encontrar muchas buenas razones para odiar. Pero, podemos amar como Jesus, con compasion, y entrar entro de el sufrimiento de otros? Aqui encontramos Dios.
If God sends us on a mission, he gives us what we need. Material necessities are the easiest for God to provide. He wants us to learn to trust him in material things, so that we will also depend on him for Spiritual Gifts, and our Mission to Proclaim the Gospel in our way; perhaps not from the pulpit of a church, but in conversations with our friends, family, co-workers and any situation God puts us.
Homilia de padre carlos.