The Immaculate Conception of Mary: Thursday, 8th December 2022

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 11:28-30

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’

She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus said, “Come to me all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest…. my yoke is easy and my burden light.” .


  • Do you take what Jesus said in today’s Gospel seriously? Do you really believe that He can relieve you from your problems, pain and even sins?


  • If we keep close to Christ we will truly experience our burdens and crosses in life to be “easy and light,” as they all take on a different meaning. Ponder on this Truth for a few moments and try to sense what the Holy Spirit is trying to say to you.