Today’s Thoughts: In the Gospel today (Matt 11:28-30), Jesus reminds all of us that we should always come to him, that we should always come to God, when we are troubled and find life burdensome and difficult. Jesus will give us comfort and rest. With Jesus, with God, the struggles, difficulties and burdens of life can easy. What makes them easy is having faith in our relationship with Jesus.
A few years ago, I ran across a definition of faith that went something like this – Faith is staking your life on the promises of God. Think about that for a moment – staking your life on the promises of God. In the Gospel Jesus promises that if we have faith we will always have comfort and rest even in the midst of troubles and challenges. Having faith is the key. Life is never easy and each new day brings challenges, struggles, burdens and difficulties but knowing where and with whom to stake our life can make all the difference.
So, my friends in the midst of all that the world throws at us, let us continue to walk by faith trusting in our friendship with God and staking our life of God’s promises.
Have a great Thursday everyone.
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"