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Sunday 09 July 2017: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I am gentle and humble of heart.

Carrying the cross...Today’s Gospel “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light” is a powerful message for me and a reminder how God wants my burdens, my anxieties, and my troubles. When I “hand them over” my ability to manage them gives me an entirely different experience than if I try and handle them myself.  It also affects my colleagues, my family members, my friends and all those who interact with me while I carry my worries and concerns (burdens). When I hand over my burdens to God I am more engaged, kind, forgiving, joyful with colleagues, family and friends...

Excerpt from Cindy Costanzo - read more at Daily Reflection, Creighton University's Online Ministries | Image courtesy of pixabay.com