As an opportunity to pause for thought and prayer we are posting some notes from selected Sunday Services at Warwick Road United Reformed Church.
Sunday 17 July; conducted by Revd Yvonne Stone
Readings – Psalm 15 and Luke 10:38-42
Just when we think we have the formula all worked out, the path to success all laid out, the one easy answer for earning us an A-plus for discipleship, Jesus goes and throws a wrench into the works. Last week in the lectionary we heard the story of the Good Samaritan, where the point was: Go and do. Love is shown in verbs. The Samaritan sees, goes, bandages, lifts, takes, gives, pays, promises.
This week we meet a woman who is doing and doing and doing – and all to exercise the virtue of showing hospitality. But this time, doing doesn’t seem to be the key. “Stop and listen” seems to be the right answer. What happened?
Jesus, and perhaps some of his disciples with him, have come to visit Martha and Mary……………………………..