On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 9, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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For the most part of my life I had relied solely on my own strength and whatever talents I thought I had learnt and developed on my own. Refusing to listen to the voices of the faithful, believing only that God helps those who help themselves.

And so I sought comfort, relieve and happiness in the world. Sought it’s counsel and wisdom on how to better manage my life. Searching for the latest guru in the self help sections. Shame really because all I ever needed was the faith I was born into.

And so the day I humbled myself and truly searched for God. He stood before me as I lay prostrate at His feet. He embraced me lovingly and granted me the graces to enter into a deep personal relationship with Him.

Thank You Jesus for allowing me to exchange my yoke for Yours. I stand ready to face anything for You are always with me. Amen

First Reading
Isaiah 40:25-31

‘To whom could you liken me
and who could be my equal?’ says the Holy One.

Lift your eyes and look.

Who made these stars If not he who drills them like an army, calling each one by name?

So mighty is his power, so great his strength, that not one fails to answer.
How can you say, Jacob,
how can you insist, Israel,

‘My destiny is hidden from the Lord, my rights are ignored by my God’?

Did you not know?
Had you not heard?

The Lord is an everlasting God, he created the boundaries of the earth.

He does not grow tired or weary, his understanding is beyond fathoming.

He gives strength to the wearied, he strengthens the powerless.

Young men may grow tired and weary, youths may stumble, but those who hope in the Lord renew their strength, they put out wings like eagles.

They run and do not grow weary, walk and never tire.

Gospel
Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus exclaimed, ‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’

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