Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy; and my burden is light.”
“I am gentle and humble of heart.”
Our readings for today re mind us that our God is always here with us, ever present and is never far away, especially in times of trouble and despair. This is the reality of Christmas: God with us.
In the Gospel, Jesus exemplifies this promise and gives an invitation. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus reaffirms what Isaiah says, that we have a caring and tireless God: “I am gentle and lowly of heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
There are many people today who are bombarded with many trials and difficulties. Perhaps, one of us is experiencing so much troubled spirit. Perhaps, your friend, your brother or sister is heavily burdened now. Comfort him with the warmth assurance that God is ever present to us. Indeed, to whom can we liken our God? The LORD is the eternal God, creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint nor grow weary, and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny.
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