As we journey through life in a world affected by sin, we are bound to face grief, suffering and turmoil. At times like this, we can be heavy of heart, and we can feel abandoned and alone. Yet, the fundamental message of the cross is that God became one of us and join us in our struggles so that He could lead us to the joy of His peace.
This Sunday’s Gospel (Matt 11:25-30), Our Lord reminds us again to turn to Him in our struggle. His words are very comforting; “Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light”. The words are so comforting that the passage is used often for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and also for funerals. In all our sorrows, we must learn how the tears of Good Friday give meaning to and magnify the joy of Easter Sunday.
Blessings Fr Michael