In Today’s Gospel – Matthew 11:25-30 – we hear Jesus say:
Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.
The words remind us that we are called, whatever we face, to put all our faith, all our trust in the Lord Jesus.
The yoke of the Lord Jesus is not really a yoke but a bond of love, which joins us to Him, and through Him, to our loving Father in heaven. The rule of life which He asks us to keep, if we are loyal followers of His, is not a series of prohibitions or rules. It is rather a succession of signposts on the straight road to heaven, making our journey easier and safer. He does ask us to carry our cross daily, that is, to bear the burden of each day’s duty, but once the cross is grasped firmly and lovingly it ceases to be a burden.
May we always journey in faith to find the rest and peace offered by the Lord.
Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.
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Please note that St. Teilo’s will be open for Private Prayer from 12 Noon to 1pm today (Sunday) and 2pm to 4pm on Friday. Full details in the newsletter.