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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 13, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Merciful and loving is the Lord our God. He is the alpha and omega. The beginning and the end. Yet His love for us His faithful is without end. Near restful waters He leads us and revives our souls.

He is the living water which nourishes and gives us strength. We who serve Him faithfully will never tire. For we are yoked to Him whom we draw all we have and need.

Jesus my Lord, my God thank you for loving 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.

Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus said, ‘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.’