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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: July 14, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Those who have turned their backs on sin need mourn no longer. Those who carry the heavy burden of the world may take comfort. Those who feel the weight of the cross of Christ bearing down on them, be at ease.

For Jesus our Saviour gives us new life in Him. By His Resurrection we live in freedom and in His love. He invites us to always go to Him in our moments of distress. He alone can give us the rest we need in His Spirit, the peace and joy. He will heal, rejuvenate the drooping spirit and give us the strength we need to carry on with our mission. He is with us every step of the way. Carrying the yoke along side us.

Glory to You O Lord Jesus Christ! Amen

First reading
Isaiah 26:7-9,12,16-19

The path of the upright man is straight, you smooth the way of the upright.

Following the path of your judgements, we hoped in you, O Lord, your name, your memory are all my soul desires.

At night my soul longs for you and my spirit in me seeks for you; when your judgements appear on earth the inhabitants of the world learn the meaning of integrity.

O Lord, you are giving us peace, since you treat us as our deeds deserve.

Distressed, we search for you, O Lord; the misery of oppression was your punishment for us.

As a woman with child near her time writhes and cries out in her pangs, so are we, O Lord, in your presence: we have conceived, we writhe as if we were giving birth; we have not given the spirit of salvation to the earth, no more inhabitants of the world are born.

Your dead will come to life, their corpses will rise; awake, exult, all you who lie in the dust, for your dew is a radiant dew and the land of ghosts will give birth.

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.’