Listen to my weekly radio show, On the Margins. This text clearly connects prayer and service. Hospitality means being open to the stranger, receiving people as they are. We come to a greater reliance on God through our suffering. We bring people around a common altar, all relying on the power of God. Martha and Mary become models of hospitality. Prayer and service is the central model of the Church. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time , July 21, 2013.
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