I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Friday, July 4, 2014

My Reflection for July 6, Sunday Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time; Matthew 11:25-30

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30
At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
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What is the key to the heart of Jesus? Its humility, this means that we trust Jesus like children trust their parents  and we surrender to HIM our everything including our lives. Humility is the gateway to the heart of Jesus that is rarely discovered by the wise and the learned.

Some wise and learned people have the tendency to trust more on themselves rather than trust Jesus. They do things without asking for the guidance of Jesus because they think that what they know and have is more than enough for them to achieve what they want in this world.

However, life without God is empty and barren. You may have all the riches, power and knowledge in this world but if you don’t have God and if you don’t trust God, it amounts to nothing. If we don’t have God we are mere irrelevant specks in this world no matter how rich, learned and powerful we are.   

Many learned, powerful and rich individuals ended up with nothing because they did not have Jesus in their lives. They even ended-up being detested by those who know them because they leaned on themselves rather than God. They allowed their wealth and self-serving wisdom to pull them away from God, they trusted more on themselves rather than God. 

The call for us is to humble ourselves before God. To trust God rather than trust on anything that we have and to find rest in God rather than find rest in this fleeting world.

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