WORD of the DAY
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. (Matthew 11: 28-30)
Those who are meek and humble of heart feel an irresistible attraction for the words of Jesus who invites us to go to Him without fear to find refreshment. “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest”. Where else can we find rest if not with Our Lord? We have a great grace. This source that restores us from our labors is not far from us; we find Him in Church, in the Tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament. Jesus waits for us. The humble of heart clearly perceive this invitation and do not delay. On the contrary, the proud wander the streets of this world, anxious and agitated, and cannot find rest.
If we really understood that Jesus is waiting for us, we would not make Him wait so long for us and we would not leave Him alone in our Churches or in our hearts. Like a pure and tranquil fountain, He restores the traveler who has walked long and hard. This is what the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus gives to us, ever new energy to face the burdens of the day with serenity and a peaceful heart.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like Yours.
The Voice of St. Ambrose
This is the Bread of Life; therefore whoever eats Life, cannot die. How can they die if they have food for life? How can they faint if they have Life for sustenance?
Approach Him and be satisfied: He is bread.
Approach Him and drink; He is the source.
Approach Him and be illumined; He is light.
Approach Him and let Him free you; in fact where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Approach Him and be freed of your shackles; He is the remission of sin.
Who is He, you ask? Listen to what He Himself says: “I am the bread of life; those who come to me will not hunger; those who come to me will not thirst”. (Comment on Psalm 118).
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Comment by Sr. Monica Gianoli, FMA