On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 15, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” Our names are written on palms of God our Father’s hands and He loves us all most tenderly, individually and collectively as One Body in Him.  Through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father shares an intimate relationship with us His children. Our names are uniquely special yet do we live up to our identity as His children?

Have we taken our names for granted like an email address simply identifiable and used to communicate with others.  Do others hear our name and say, hey that is a man after God’s heart? Or I  see Christ in her! Or has the world overwhelmed us and have we allowed it to turn us into something or someone we are NOT!

Let us hear the call of our Lord each and everyday to enter into His presence. He has promised that He will give us comfort and we can rest in His peace. He will free us from all sin so that we can live our lives to the full in His love.

Jesus I submit myself fully to Your Holy embrace. Amen

St Bonaventure pray for us…..

First reading

Exodus 3:13-20 ·

God reveals his name to Moses

Moses, hearing the voice of God coming from the middle of the bush, said to him, ‘I am to go, then, to the sons of Israel and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you.” But if they ask me what his name is, what am I to tell them?’ And God said to Moses, ‘I Am who I Am. This’ he added ‘is what you must say to the sons of Israel: “I Am has sent me to you.”’ And God also said to Moses, ‘You are to say to the sons of Israel: “The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is my name for all time; by this name I shall be invoked for all generations to come.

    ‘Go and gather the elders of Israel together and tell them, “The Lord, the God of your fathers, has appeared to me, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob; and he has said to me: I have visited you and seen all that the Egyptians are doing to you. And so I have resolved to bring you up out of Egypt where you are oppressed, into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land where milk and honey flow.” They will listen to your words, and with the elders of Israel you are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, “The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has come to meet us. Give us leave, then, to make a three days’ journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifice to the Lord our God.” For myself, knowing that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless he is forced by a mighty hand, I shall show my power and strike Egypt with all the wonders I am going to work there. After this he will let you go.’

Gospel

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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