On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 9, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Everyday can be a struggle to wake up to face the challenges of the day. To know that the battle with evil and temptation never ends. And on top of it all we have our mission as disciples of Christ to fulfil. Yes indeed it is a heavy burden to bear alone! And so many give up or make choices to live according to their own will. Seeking happiness and love in their own way, in their own time. They are convinced that they are at peace with their decision.

However those who have decided to carry their cross daily to follow Jesus because of the ever growing love for Him, know that they never bear any burden whatsoever alone! He is always there alongside, to shoulder the weight with them. Living life in His presence fills them with peace, love and joy which the world can never give.

I come before You this day and every day my Lord, my God. To dwell in Your presence and loving embrace. Be with me now and forever. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 40:25-31 ·
The Lord strengthens the powerless

‘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
My yoke is easy and my burden light

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.’

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