Tuesday, December 06, 2011
WEDNESDAY 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR I
MEMORIAL, ST. AMBROSE, BISHOP, DOCTOR
WEDNESDAY 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR I
Is 40:25-31 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10 / Mt 11:28-30
To whom, then, will you liken me or make me equal? says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes and see: who has created all this? He has ordered
them as a starry host and called them each by name. So mighty is his
power, so great his strength, that not one of them is missing. How can
you say, O Jacob, how can you complain, O Israel, that your destiny is
hidden from me, that your rights are ignored by Yahweh? Have you not
known, have you not heard that Yahweh is an everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth? He does not grow tired or weary, his
knowledge is without limit. He gives strength to the enfeebled, he
gives vigor to the wearied. Youth may grow tired and faint, young men
will stumble and fall, but those who hope in Yahweh will renew their
strength. They will soar as with eagle's wings; they will run and not
grow weary; they will walk and never tire.
Jesus said to the crowds: "Come to me, all you who work hard and who
carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. 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 good and my burden is light."
Today's Gospel is an invitation from our Lord to find relief in Him.
It is an offer of comfort to those who are exhausted or weighed down
by the stress and complexities of our human existence.
Every now and then, we all feel the burden of the daily grind. Whether
it is pressure and anxiety caused by work, school, relationships; or
hurt and pain due to events and circumstances beyond our control—
sickness, financial distress, natural disaster or the passing of a
loved one— sometimes we feel it is all too much. Many reach the point
of despair, feeling there is no solution or reprieve possible.
Thankfully, we can find hope in Jesus' call to find rest through him,
with him and in him.
It is a common misconception to think it is difficult to follow the
Lord, when in fact it is all the more treacherous to lead a life
without Him. Apart from Him we get into all kinds of trouble and
situations that spiritually weigh us down. That is why He invites us
to take His yoke, which is easy and light.
You see the yoke was designed for two in order to distribute the
weight of a load that needs to be pulled. When we accept the Lord's
invitation to take up His yoke, He does in fact lift the burden with
us, making our walk through this life hopeful and comfortable.
What is weighing you down? Ask the Lord for the grace to lift it up to
Him and trust Him to walk you through the rest of your journey. Thank
you, Lord, for your call and for sharing the load with me.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
- Jo Marcelo
- Mon Torres
- Eden Batuto
- Rita P. Cuerva
- Ely Lara
- Francis Santos
… for the personal intentions of
- Carlos and Emma Q
- Dr Ugonna Anyaugo, Mr Ogechi Anyaugo, Barr (Mrs)Barbara Adaugo
Okoronkwo, Barr Obinna Okoronkwo, Ifeanyi Mathias Anyaugo, Chuba
- Josheil Dapo
- Titong V
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Ma. Lourdes Lao Jucutan
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Ryan K. Beleno
- Birthday: Ms. Purita de Guia
- Birthday: Bernadette M. Villaflor
- Wedding Anniversary: Peter & Ana Tan
- In Memoriam (+): Carmelita Yu Co (Feb 10, 1949-Dec 7, 1997)+
- In Memoriam (+): Catherine Joy Yu Co (Nov 14, 1988-Dec 7, 1997)+
… for families who are in need of healing
… for world peace and reconciliation.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers
and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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