Thursday 15 July 2021

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St Bonaventure

Exodus 3:13-20. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever – Ps 104(105):1, 5, 8-9, 24-27. Matthew 11:28-30.

My yoke is easy and my burden light

It seems that in the news there’s always some new dilemma that needs to be wrestled with. On one day, it might be trying to decide who to believe in a prominent criminal case; on another day, it might be wrestling with proposed government legislation. The constant need to wrestle with these issues can be exhausting.

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus promises that those who follow him will find rest from their burdens. It reminds me that while the world might be complex, there’s often a way to simplify things by praying to Jesus and asking what is the most loving thing that we could do.

Asking that question might not lead me to the most popular or socially-acceptable answers, but it does help navigate issues in a way that leaves me feeling energised rather than exhausted.

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