Monday, July 10, 2017
Labors and burdens vs. rest: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen to the homily here.
We live in a busy, busy culture
· And I believe that we listened to an important gift from God in our lives
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened…”
· What do you labor? What are you burdened?
o Raising children?
o Challenging your health?
o Work? Unemployment?
· What can you bring to the light at Mass?
This is what Jesus wants to give us: “…and I will give you rest.”
· Well how should we rest?
· Personally, I think it is important to:
§ One moment
§ Five minutes
§ Half an hour
§ Memorized prayers
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
· Jesus yoke can only be “easy” if Jesus is in your life
· Your burden can only be light if you find rest
No matter where we are, we must open our hearts
· We cannot control many things
· But God can
Mark 6:30 The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves.