Thursday 20 July 2017

About Today Readings

St Apollinaris.
Exodus 3:13-20. Psalm 104(105):1, 5, 8-9, 24-27. Matthew 11:28-30.

The Lord remembers his covenant forever — Psalm 104(105):1, 5, 8-9, 24-27.

‘Come to me … learn from me.’

This is one of the great invitations of the gospels.

This reading is often used for the sacrament of the sick and is a reminder of the gentleness of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus isn’t trying to make our life harder with rules and restrictions: Jesus always invites us to follow him in freedom of heart.

Whatever we face in life, whatever the burdens and labours, may we hear Jesus’ words today as the voice of understanding and compassion. In our struggles, may we discover a lightness of being and a deep sense of being accompanied, indeed carried, by Christ.

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