Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
July 16, 2020 – Thursday
Gospel: Matthew 11:28–30
“Come to me and I will give you rest.” (cf. Matthew 11:28)
This pandemic gives us a handful of worries and concerns: fear about our family’s health, anxiety of not being able to do our plans and goals, grief of losing someone we love – burdened and stressed with the things that are not in our control.
In today's Gospel, Jesus invites us to come to Him assuring us that He will give us rest. It is important for us to know where or whom to go when we are burdened and weary. And it is in Jesus that we can find the peace, rest, protection and love that we need. Let us place our anxieties, fears and worries in His hands. Simply spending time with Him through prayer can give us rest and lighten our burdens.
Let us also ask Mother Mary to help us to come to Jesus whenever we feel burdened with heavy loads. May we learn how to submit ourselves to the One who could give us rest. Amen.