It is 10th October 2017. The readings are from Jonah 3:1-10; and the Gospel from Luke 10:38-42. “When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.” (Jon.3:10). There are many people reminds us to return to God time and time again. The success of the evangelization lies in the conversion of hearts. The deep and lasting conversion happens only to those who listen to the Lord intensely. God is willing to forgive us; we need to do our part. God looks for a humble and contrite heart that tries daily to move away from casual and routine sins. God would change His mind in so far as we are willing to let go our grip on the sins. We cannot expect God to be merciful, when we have vowed to live in sins. Let us also not weary and tired in listening to the constant invitation of the Lord through so many people in our lives. The responsorial Psalm prays, “If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?” (Ps.130:3). The Gospel suggests the two might ways of spiritual welfare such as contemplation and action. Many have recourse to one and leaving the other as they have believed. Jesus himself proposes that contemplation is so crucial medium to listen to the voice of the Lord. “There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” (Luke 10:42). Jesus is not so much impressed by our running around while He is so close to us. We need to submit ourselves humbly at the foot of the master. Are we preoccupied and busy so much that we do not have a quality quiet time with the Lord each day. The example of Mary is the one we need to inculcate in our lives so much. The better portion what Mary chose is well appreciated the Lord himself. But for the best results for our spiritual life, we must be able to balance contemplation and action so as to have a deep conversion which would please the Lord and He would reward us with peace and blessings. May you have a good day.