Posted by: livingscripture | December 12, 2018

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

December 12, 2018

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

 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)

 

How shall I live this Word?

Those who meet the cold days of the month of March are able to better withstand the rigidity, compared to those – perhaps in the same conditions and at the same temperatures – who face it in November. In fact, the first are supported by the hope that spring is soon coming, with all its relief! What makes the difference for us Christians is precisely the hope that the Lord gives us, with the pledge of a joy that is eternal. This is why even fatigue and oppression, often provoked by the daily routine, melt and lose their burdens if we place them at Jesus’ feet. “Those who hope in the Lord regain strength, have wings like eagles …”, the prophet Isaiah reminds us: it is the lightness that distinguishes the soul of someone who knows that the yoke is carried by two, and not alone.

 I recall that the Eucharist was defined as the “medicine of immortality”, therefore medicine of the soul and of the body. I approach Holy Communion with the full awareness that the healing and regenerating power of the Son of God enters into me, that “He loved me and gave Himself for me”, so that I would be freed from all evil.

 The Voice of St. John Eudes

 The Son of God desires a certain participation as an extension and continuation in us and in His whole Church of the mystery of His incarnation, of His birth, of His childhood, of His hidden life. He does this by taking shape in us, born in our souls through the holy Sacraments of Baptism and the divine Eucharist. He does it by making us live a spiritual and interior life that is hidden with Him in God.

 

 

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