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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 6, 2014

BURDENED BY OUR EGO

As you listen to our first reading today, I want you to hear it in your own time and circumstances. Think about the headlines in the news – threats of war, collapsing infrastructure, population growth, tensions within families, etc. . . Because this is how Zechariah understood his circumstances, and yet he was given a promise that peace would come – the promise we hear in our first reading.

So take a moment and take a deep breath – go ahead – take a deep breath and hold it.

Jesus tells us, “Come to me all you who labour and are weary, for I will give you rest. ”

Now Exhale.  Exhale and let go of the burdens – for you live according to the spirit, not of the flesh. This is the message of the scriptures today.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30).

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