Archive for July 19, 2012


First reading
Isaiah 26:7-9,12,16-19
Gospel
Matthew 11:28-30

Personal Reflection

In the first reading we hear how we are to walk upright and straight in righteousness and God helps us through our suffering which produces character and teaches us His ways.  Do we let our sufferings in life, like the pains of a pregnant woman go to waste? Or do we let it bear fruit instead?  Does our hope, prayer and actions in life lead us to our hope in the resurrection of Christ where we can claim our rightful inheritance?

In today’s Gospel Jesus invites us to come to Him when we are overburdened and remain in Him. For when we remain in Him our allegiance results in rest. Do we seek Him only when we are overburdened by our sins or our daily way of lives? Are we afraid to surrender to our Lord and receive His Yoke because of our lack of faith and understanding?  Are we working hard through our sufferings to bear fruit for His Kingdom?

Let us cry out……Ah my Lord my God, your Grace is sufficient! Your tender mercies flow abundantly over me that I no longer am burdened. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to The Holy Spirit…Amen