Thursday 16 July 2020
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19. From heaven the Lord looks down on the earth – Psalm 101(102):13-21. Matthew 11:28-30.
Come to me all you who labour
Victoria: ‘You’re not very flattering when you compare me with an ox hitched to a plough or to a cart loaded with rocks. But sometimes I do feel like one – hot and bothered, too much on my plate and overloaded with worries and responsibilities. It’s a relief to come to you to find rest. But even your rest times don’t last, do they?’
Jesus: ‘No, they don’t. That’s why I asked you to put my yoke around your neck so you can pull the plough. You will have to pull other people’s carts anyway, and they will load you up cruelly. If you accept my yoke, I will be yoked with you and we can do the pulling and the ploughing cheerfully together.
Victoria: ‘Thanks for the offer, Jesus, but I would rather get rid of the yoke and spend my days lounging happily by the beach’.
Jesus: ‘Good luck, Victoria! But do come back if that doesn’t work out’.
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