14th Sunday OT – 2017


“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened (..)”


We are invited by Christ to come to him and get a real rest. I think that each one of us felt – at least sometime – “burdened”. To labor means – to work esp. hard. Being tired and having no strength we move slowly and with difficulty. Have you ever felt that your strength has gone down? Have you ever said: “I have had enough!” or “That’s it. No more!”

Jesus’ invitation: “Come to me…” is directed to such people, to us. But, please, don’t think that Jesus is going to do something instead of us. Not at all, but He is going to change a lot in us and around us. Hearing Him saying: “take my yoke…”, some may think: this is a joke. My burden is totally enough, I don’t need another one. We know that “a yoke is something that binds thing or people together”. Jesus doesn’t want to put something additional on our shoulders but to join us with Himself. Then the load – a burden – of ours is split among two: Jesus and ourselves.

To discover Jesus being present in our midst, to see and feel that His yoke is easy and His burden light I have to be humble deep down in my heart. Only the humble ones experience the real power of Christ’s love for each one of us that changes everything, beginning from our hearts.

So, let enkindle our love for Jesus!

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ



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