From a sermon by Saint Augustine contained in today's Office of Reading:
"But you, Martha, if I may say so, are blessed for your good service, and for your labors you seek the reward of peace. Now you are much occupied in nourishing the body, admittedly a holy one. But when you come to the heavenly homeland will you find a traveler to welcome, someone hungry to feed, or thirsty to whom you may give drink, someone ill whom you could visit or quarreling whom you could reconcile, or dead whom you could bury?
No, there will be none of these tasks there. What you will find there is what Mary chose"
Please check out this amazing homily about St. Martha and St. Mary from fellow Third Order Carmelite, Father Dan Gallaugher.
(Father Dan has just finished his first year serving as a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Washington D. C. Our Blessed Mother is shepherding some incredible men into the Catholic priesthood. We are so blessed!)