Sunday, July 9, 2017
Readings: Zechariah 9:9-10, Psalms 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14, Romans 8:9, 11-13, Matthew 11:25-30
Reflection: Each morning this week, begin your day by asking Jesus to help you carry your burden—and trust that he is truly with you and that he loves you so much he does not want you to carry this on your own.
This week, in his video reflection on FORMED.org, Michel Therrien discusses how faith sets us free from our burdens.In this week’s gospel, Jesus discusses how the Kingdom of God is hidden from those who do not have the eyes to see the true nature of it. Jesus reveals the father to those who are little and poor in Spirit. Jesus calls all people who are weary and tired, and tells them he will give them a yoke, or burden, that is light: faith. Carrying the burden of faith makes carrying other burdens in life much easier. With faith in God, we are able to better bear the other struggles and hardships in life because we know that God is with us always. Faith sets us free from our burdens and allows us to live as children of God in the Kingdom of God.