financial concerns, feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities or perhaps feeling Jesus promises that if we come to Him, He will give us rest. In this reading Jesus invites all who are weary and burdened to come to Him. Matt 11:28-30. A REFLECTION ON MATTHEW 11:28-30. There is much around us that brings anxiety and uneasiness. Luke 21:12-19 Reflection – God’s Love Conquers All. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Today, ask yourself: what concerns, To ask Jesus to carry the weight of all our problems would not be appropriate. Turning to the Lord will not make all of one’s troubles and struggles suddenly disappear, but it does make life’s difficulties much more manageable and easier to deal with. Give us awareness of your presence. Jesus promises that if we come to Him, He will Reflection: Matthew 11:28-30 Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent - Matthew 11:28-30. burdened to come to Him. Then I invite you to sit For instance, we cannot expect difficulties within our work environment to be miraculously resolved. Maybe they have a wrong understanding of what God requires of them. and feeling. One of the most beloved passages in the New Testament is Matthew 11:28-30. Reflection: Matthew 11:28-30 Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent – Matthew 11:28-30. What wears you down or exhausts you? 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. wearies you? Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer The Daily Reflections “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” –Matthew 11: 28. By our life and work, we commit ourselves to be a presence of peace as we join our sisters and brothers in the common search for God. Maybe they have had the wrong priorities. From what do you Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent - Matthew 11:28-30. This Gospel is one of my favorite Scripture passages. In this reading Jesus invites “all who are weary and burdened” to come to Him. It would be wonderful if simply need rest? burden. And the rest He gives will renew and restore us. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Just simply “be” with Him. This Gospel is one of my favorite Scripture passages. Clearly, most could be taken care of by our own efforts. And the rest He gives will renew and restore us. There is much in us that is restless. Jesus promises that if we come to Him, He will give us “rest. quietly with Jesus for a few minutes. You don’t need to say anything since Jesus already knows what you are thinking everything right again. Ask yourself: What in your life In this reading Jesus invites all who are weary and give us rest. Whatever the case, their efforts have proved to be discouragingly futile. Instead, we should believe Jesus speaks of the many flavors of evil that surround, tempt, distract, and push us down spiritually. Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Matthew 11:28-30 Reflection – Make Our Burdens Light. taking our worries and weariness to Jesus immediately and magically made worries or anxieties are on my mind today? Trust Him! Scripture passages. This Gospel is one of my favorite alone. It might be worry about your loved ones, health concerns, 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”. Simply spending time with Him will give you rest and it also lighten your We, the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, are monastic women seeking God through the Benedictine tradition of community life, prayer, hospitality, and service to others. 7/6/2020 0 Comments Let us pray Jesus, We come to you today in need of rest. We must strive to completely trust that Jesus’s embrace will hold these vices at bay so we can rest in his love and peace to make our burdens light. Jesus is waiting for you. Perhaps they have even been doing the wrong things. 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For instance, we cannot expect difficulties within our work environment to be miraculously resolved. Clearly, most could be taken care of by our own efforts. Reflection on Matthew 11:28-30 ~ It would not be appropriate to ask Jesus to carry the weight of all our problems. Jesus Commands the Apostles to Rest, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, 28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 3) Reflection • The Gospel today is composed of only three verses (Mt 11:28-30) which form part of a brief literary unit, one of the most beautiful ones, in which Jesus thanks the Father for having revealed the wisdom of the Kingdom to the little children and because He has hidden it from the doctors and the wise (Mt 11:25-30). Help us to receive your rest today. Place your anxieties, fears or worries in His hands.