Gospel: Mt 11:25-30
On that occasion, Jesus said, “Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you; because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Father, this was your gracious will.
“Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father; and no one knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy; and my burden is light.“
Read: There is every reason to rejoice because God is a king who dictates peace, and not war, to the nations. Christ invites the weary and the burdened to seek refuge and rest in him. In and through the working of the Spirit, God claims us as His own.
Reflect: Those who have the Spirit of God do the works of God. If we bear the Spirit of God, how well do we share in God’s work of brokering peace between individuals, families, communities, and peoples? How well do we serve as resting place and refuge for the weary and the burdened?
Pray: Pray the Franciscan prayer of Peace: “Make me a channel of your peace…“
Act: Visit a sick person today and bring God’s consolation to her/him.