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Lord Jesus, I ask that you loan me your shoulder to cry on
Thursday, 16 July 2020

Thursday 16th July 2020
15th Week in Ordinary Time
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Is. 26:7-9,12,16-19; Ps. 102(101):13-14,15,16-18,19-21;
Mt. 11:28-30 (Ps Wk III)

Like us, Jesus the Nazarene was affected emotionally by things and people in his lifetime. There is no reason to think that he did not suffer from anxiety, weariness, anger, exhaustion, frustration and so on, like us.

Our God entered the world as a fellow human being of ours. In today’s gospel, we hear Jesus calling gently those who are burdened and wearied to come to his humble and gentle presence. It is our faith that Lord Jesus truly knows what humility and gentleness is. Therefore, going to him and relaxing in his presence will make a difference in how we put our burdens, worries, anxieties in perspective, and manage them accordingly. Jesus offers us a lifeline. “Come to me . . .” he says, “... and I will give you peace.”

Lord Jesus, I do not ask that you take away my burdens or that I be in control of life. But I ask that you loan me your shoulder to cry on, and your hand to wipe away my tears and sweat, so that I can move on afresh.

Today's Mass
Mass on Demand –Thursday 16 July 2020
Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
31 July 2020

What would happen if we were to take seriously God\'s willingness to do the impossible through disciples? Am I willing to take the risk today to find out?

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