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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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Reflection for Thursday July 20, Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time: Matthew 11:28-30

Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30
Jesus said to the crowds: “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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Are you sometimes feeling weary and burdened by the problems that you carry? You‘re not alone for many of us are sometimes burdened by worldly problems. However these burdens the we carry are miraculously made light. The moment we learn to submit it to Jesus and when we invite Jesus to help us carry it.

Why do you endure to carry the burden of someone you love or to suffer for someone you love? This is for the reason that you are already yoked or made one with this person that you love. For example, in married life if your spouse is sick you would sacrifice and love to take care of your spouse until he/she gets well. Or you may even wish that you’re the one that is sick and not your spouse.

Why is this so? This is for the reason that Jesus bonded the two of you to become one through the Sacrament of Matrimony.  Remember the words of your marriage vows that says: “I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life." If marriage made you one with your spouse, through your Baptism you became one with Jesus or you are already yoked with Jesus.

Let us therefore always respond to this open invitation of Jesus; we who are often times burdened by the difficulties of life for we will always find healing and strength in HIM. – Marino J. Dasmarinas 


Rhandy Flores said...

Thank you sir..

Marino J. Dasmarinas said...

You're welcome Rhandy and God bless you!