Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tuesday: Heavy Burdens, Hard to Bear

Is there anyone in my life who has laid a heavy burden on my shoulders? Jesus promised that his yoke is easy and his burden light (Matthew 11:30). Are my burdens God’s will or the result of human selfishness?

Consistency – Faith:

In today’s Gospel, Jesus points out that like the Scribes and Pharisees, we are never “consistent” with what we profess and the way we live our Christian faith. We are all sinners. Be inspired by the Truth of our Faith, but do not be discouraged by the poor witnesses of some believers.


The voice of God only makes itself heard in the repose and silence of the soul. It is true that the voice of God, having once fully penetrated the heart, becomes strong as the tempest and loud as the thunder, but before reaching the heart it is weak as a light breath which scarcely agitated the air. It shrinks from noise and is silent amid agitation.

- Saint Ignatius of Loyola


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