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"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest...For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."​

14TH SUNDAY -A : Matthew 11:28, 30
Dear Deacon Nguyen,

Do you sometimes feel that life is void of meaning?
It is our relationship with God that changes that sense of meaninglessness.

Those of you from farming areas may have seen the yoke our Lord is referencing here—a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox and is attached to a piece of equipment. This antiquated farming method was replaced by the modern-day tractor.

Although a yoke weighs only about 15 pounds, it's the burden behind it that is difficult to pull. We often wear our "yoke" of responsibilities and try to "plow through" our burdens—be they sins, errors, misunderstandings or search for truth—alone, forfeiting the peace and rest that Jesus wants to give us.

I remember well the year we suffered a terrible draught while I was pastoring the Parish of San Miguel in the rural Altiplano of Peru. There was no harvest and everything had been destroyed. The people had some left-over food from the previous harvest, but it wasn't enough to get us through. The herculean effort of obtaining and distributing food for thousands of people left us exhausted after months of planning, begging, and working on logistics, yet we finished more alive than ever. We had become God-powered as we shared our yoke and burden with much bigger shoulders.
S. Sprague/Nepal

Prayer for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time​

O God of all kindness and consolation, we have all been through some rough moments as well as some tougher days and weeks and even months of handling the weight of our responsibilities and the guilt of our failings. Despite it all, we can give testimony of having found great support and consolation and guidance from the Spirit of Jesus alive and well in our hearts, even when we hardly were aware of His presence and action there Within. Help us to be wise channels of Your wisdom and grace for those around us who need someone's testimony to brighten their day and to lighten their load.

Amen.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M.

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