On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 7, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

O loving and ever living Lord, my God. I thank and praise You for the gift of my life living in You.
I thank You for the gift of my baptism, for I too can drink of the living water and not thirst. When my spirit droops a little, I have You to lift me up.

I worship, praise, thank and love You with all my heart, all my strength and all my soul. You are my rock, my comfort and it is You alone who give me rest and strengthen me.

I stand ready Lord, to serve You and my brethren, guide me according to Your Will. 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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