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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 4, 2011

REDISCOVERING SIMPLICITY

“Come to me you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

Rest.  In the biblical sense, rest does not mean sleep.  Rest means time away from our own ego.

Why is it that a child will understand the ways of heaven, but the “wise and learned” do not?  Because they don’t have as much ego.

It is not that knowledge is bad (this would be a terrible thing to say on a university campus) – but it is how we use our knowledge.  The problem Jesus has with the wise is that they often use their knowledge to better themselves over other people.

Learn to unlearn.  Learn to unlearn all of those things the world has said are important about status and success.  Remember the joys of life – many of the joys you found when you were a child.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Zechariah 9.9-10; Romans 8.9, 11-13; Matthew 11.25-30)

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