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Friday, 07 July 2023 18:29

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 2023

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year A

Readings: Zechariah 9:9-10, Romans 8:9,11-13, Matthew 11:25-30

Embracing Divine Guidance and Finding Rest in God

Prakash installation at Alice 150Dear friends in Christ,

As we gather on this 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Word of God reminds us of the enduring invitation to find rest in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. In a world filled with busyness, stress, and distractions, Jesus extends His gentle call to surrender our burdens and discover solace in His presence.

In today's Gospel, Jesus proclaims, "Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest." These words echo with profound compassion and mercy, assuring us that God's love is a refuge from the toil and weariness that we often experience in our lives. Our Heavenly Father longs to ease our burdens and grant us true peace.

Come to me all who labour 550 TwitterHowever, finding rest in God requires a disposition of humility and trust. Jesus invites us to learn from Him, for He is "meek and humble of heart." To embrace His teachings means surrendering our own pride, self-sufficiency, and worldly attachments. It involves recognizing that our strength lies not in our own efforts alone but in reliance on God's grace.

In the midst of life's trials and challenges, it is tempting to rely solely on our own abilities, seeking solutions within the confines of our limited understanding. Yet, Jesus beckons us to invite Him into every aspect of our lives, to be our guide and sustainer. In doing so, we open ourselves to His wisdom, His healing, and His transformative power.

Finding rest in God also necessitates discernment and detachment from the distractions that hinder our relationship with Him. The world bombards us with noise, endless tasks, and the allure of material possessions. But Jesus reminds us that the pursuit of these fleeting treasures will never bring lasting fulfillment. Instead, He invites us to seek the eternal treasures of His Kingdom, where true peace and rest can be found.

Dear friends, as we journey through life, let us heed the words of Jesus and come to Him with open hearts. Let us surrender our worries, fears, and burdens, trusting in His loving care. May we imitate His meekness and humility, learning from Him and finding rest in His presence. By embracing divine guidance and seeking God above all else, we discover the peace that surpasses all understanding.

May this Sunday be an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to finding rest in God, and may His grace accompany us on this journey of faith. Amen.

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