Reflection from Fr. Taylor: July 9, 2017, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zechariah 9:9-10   Romans 8:9,11-13   Matthew 11:25-30

Today’s Gospel contains one of the most consoling and affirming messages of our Lord.   Indeed burdens are sure to come our way as we give ourselves to others in their troubles and in their struggles.  It is an uphill battle in the world we live in today.  It is important that we always live in model of Jesus Christ who came not to be served but to serve.

Serving others can be hurtful, painful  and enduring.  He never meant it to be this way.  If we believe that we are made in the image and likeness of God then we will see the image and likeness of God in every human being no matter who that human being is.

To love and serve the Lord is the whole purpose of being here.  We see this vision in every human being, as Jesus welcomes those who are in trouble.  Let us also be that welcoming.

No matter what our troubles are in this world there are always those who have many more than ourselves, and we cannot reach salvation without bringing others along.


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