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July 18, 2019

Mt 11: 28-30

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Letting go of our burdens

In late May, the World Health Organization redefined burnout – as a syndrome of chronic stress at work. Yikes! In today’s Gospel, Jesus instructs us: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” In 2019, it’s easy to find yourself “burdened” – whether by work, your personal life, or another reason. Today, my question is simple: How often do you seek out Jesus as a source of comfort, rest, and refreshment when you feel weighed down? How can you begin to practice this so you “will find rest for your souls?”

—Mikayla Lofton is the Grants Program Manager for the Cristo Rey Network and was a Jesuit Volunteer in Atlanta (‘15-’16).

Prayer

More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.

—Pedro Arrupe, SJ


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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July 18, 2019

Mt 11: 28-30

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Letting go of our burdens

In late May, the World Health Organization redefined burnout – as a syndrome of chronic stress at work. Yikes! In today’s Gospel, Jesus instructs us: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” In 2019, it’s easy to find yourself “burdened” – whether by work, your personal life, or another reason. Today, my question is simple: How often do you seek out Jesus as a source of comfort, rest, and refreshment when you feel weighed down? How can you begin to practice this so you “will find rest for your souls?”

—Mikayla Lofton is the Grants Program Manager for the Cristo Rey Network and was a Jesuit Volunteer in Atlanta (‘15-’16).

Prayer

More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.

—Pedro Arrupe, SJ


Please share the Good Word with your friends!