Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
3 Jul 2020

From time to time, as the problems and worries of the moment overpower us, we all find life difficult and discouraging.  As the signs of stress and tension become visible on our faces, we sit up and listen to those reassuring and comforting words of Jesus, “Come to me all you who labor and are overburdened and I will give you rest.”  Jesu presents himself as the friend and consoler of the weary and oppressed.  In the middle of trying situations he seems to invite us to come to him with our worries saying all will be well.  He invites us to place our complete trust in Him.  When we were young we spent our childhood days in a simple carefree setting, relying completely on the love of those who cared for us.  Growing up meant casting aside this childlike trust and exchanging it for reliance on material possessions.  We have lost our paradise of childhood innocence and as a result find it difficult to cast our cares upon the Lord with the confidence that he will sustain us.  Christ leaves us in no doubt that humility is vital in our search for God.  Humility enables us to let go of self and make space for God in whom we find our strength.  This Gospel speaks to us of the tender personal and human qualities of Christ’s love for us.  God is full of mercy and compassion and a great comfort in times of sorrow and distress.  There is a great capacity for goodness in each one of us, provided we accept the invitation to build up our lives with Christ as our model.