Morning Prayer Reflection: Is our life lived in love?

Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. We have come to know and believe in the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love, remains in God and God in him. 1 John 4:15-16

Today is the memorial of St. Martha. You remember her - she did all the work while her sister lounged at the feet of the Lord, and she was none too happy about it! Yet, it was her sister who the Lord said had made the better choice. I've always wondered about that, being a bit of a Martha myself. Here she was, breaking her back working to serve the Lord, but it was Mary who got the praise - how could that be fair? In today's Psalm reflection in the Magnificat, I finally got an answer that made sense. It wasn't that Jesus was displeased that Martha was working to prepare everything. Rather, it was that in the details of the work, Martha had let her love be lost.

Jesus doesn't call all of us to just sit at his feet, though some he does. In our work, as in the rest of our lives, we are called by the Lord to remain in love, especially in service of Him.

Are we so lost in the "what" that we forget the heart of the "why," which is Love himself?