Thursday 19 July 2018

About Today Readings

Isaiah 26:7–9, 12, 16–19. Psalm 101(102):13–21. Matthew 11:28–30.

From heaven the Lord looks down on the earth—Psalm 101(102):13–21.

‘Lord, we set our hopes in you.’

Today we receive an invitation in a short but packed passage in Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus invites us to a deep friendship found in the quiet of our prayer. We may recall that Jesus was conscious of the burdens imposed by religious leaders. Now he invites us to turn to him with whatever may burden us and he will give us rest.

For ourselves, we know that our sense of Jesus being with us and strengthening us and loving us gives special meaning to that word ‘rest’. When our hearts are thus engaged they are active rather than resting, and, at the same time, at peace rather than stressed.

Email this Print This Page