Jesus‘ yoke gives rest

Readings: Zech 9,910; Ps 145, 1-2.10-11-13cd-14; Rom 8, 9.11-13; Mt 11, 25-30

The Word of God on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time A invites us to be attentive the voice of Jesus, the giver of true peace and fulfillment. It may appear to be a contradiction that we are invited to take on a yoke when in our daily lives we are shouldering burdens of different kinds. In order to accept the message of Jesus we ought to adopt the attitude of the little ones to whom God has chosen to reveal His wisdom. He invites us to let go of the burden of our old patterns of life in order to embrace a life of freedom.

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Discipleship re-arranges values and priorities

Readings: 2 Kings 4, 8-11.14-16a; Ps 89, 2-3.16-17.18-19; Rm 6, 3-4.8-11; Mt 10, 37-42

On the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time A, we are invited to reflect on the cost and blessings of being a disciple of Christ. I cherish the word I heard from my bible teacher: “Jesus does not want fans, but disciples who are ready to learn from Him as they follow Him”. He doesn’t call people to a kind of entertainment, but instead to radical freedom. Whoever decides to follow Jesus must have one’s priorities re-arranged. Jesus wants to be loved above all.

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Lord, give us this Bread always

The feast of the most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christ) invites us to contemplate what keeps us alive a Catholic Church. Jesus, in the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist gives Himself as food for us. Our catholic understanding of the real presence of the Lord Jesus in the consecrated bread and wine distinguishes us from other Christian churches. This is something that nobody should rob us of. As today’s responsorial psalm will say: “He has not done thus for any other nation” (Ps 147, 20). God feeds us with the best wheat (Ps 147, 14). This “best wheat” is Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist.
Read more: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Perfect Communion

Readings: Ex 34, 4b-6.8-9; 2 Cor 13, 11-13; Jn 3, 16-18

The Sunday after Pentecost is dedicated for the celebration of the Mystery of mysteries, namely the Trinity. This mystery reveals the very nature of God. God is not a lone-goer, but a communion of love. More than a celebration, this mystery calls us to an active contemplation in which we not only adore God but also imitate His nature. We celebrate a mystery which invites us to participate in the life of God. We are called to live communion. What is celebrated in the mystery of the Trinity has to be believed and lived not as a mere concept for explanation.

Read more: Holy Trinity Sunday homily

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