Wednesday, July 18, 2018
THURSDAY, 15TH Week in Ordinary Time
July 19, 2018 – THURSDAY, 15TH Week in Ordinary Time
Is 26: 7- 9, 11, 13b- 16 / Mt 11: 28- 30
FROM THE 1ST READING: Is 26: 7- 9, 15- 16
Let the righteous walk in righteousness. You make smooth the path of the just, and we only seek the way of your laws, 0 Yahweh. Your name and your memory are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; for you my spirit keeps vigil. ...
You have enlarged the nation, 0 Yahweh; you have given glory to your name; you have widened the borders of the country. For they sought you in distress, they cried out to you in the time of their punishment.
GOSPEL READING: Mt 11: 28- 30
Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry 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."
In the first reading, we hear the prophet Isaiah singing his praise of and hope in God. Isaiah thanks God for watching over and protecting his people.
In the Gospel reading Jesus assures us that he himself will be our refuge in the midst of life's challenges and burdens, "Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry burdens and I will refresh you." Jesus invites us to "take his yoke" and to learn from his gentleness and humility.
For all of us life has its share of challenges, difficulties and uncertainties. Life also has its joys and achievements. We get tired, we get discouraged, we get stressed. Life involves an inevitable process of change, very often unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Every day, as evening comes, let us always remember to thank the Lord for the day of life given us. May the evening be an opportunity to rest our bodies and recharge our minds. Let us surrender our anxieties and stresses, inhibitions and problems to his kind heart and pray that we may be able to face the new day with its new chances and opportunities, problems and difficulties and moments to enjoy and return his love for us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, touch our hearts and make them like your own.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
Ma. Rhodora E Bafiares
Lizabeth N. Cantuba
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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