Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Intention: For all whose personal struggles, whatever they may be, have been worsened by the pandemic, that they will receive the support and assistance that they need to make it through to better days.

Today’s Gospel | Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus said: “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.”

From the Third Meditation for the Time of Retreat

Because you are obliged to help your disciples save themselves, you must engage them to unite all their actions to those of Jesus Christ, our Lord, so that their actions, made holy by his merits and by his consecration, are able to be pleasing to God and a means of salvation for them. This is how you must teach them to benefit from the death of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and to make the advantages and merits of his death effective in them.

Prayer

Eternal Father, our work and responsibilities lie before us today and we look to you for strength.  If we try to go forward alone, we will stumble and fall.  Lord, be our will to stand, our light to see, our comfort when we are tired, and our fire to carry on.  Grace us with the faithful guidance of your wisdom and the lasting comfort of your love.  We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.