14th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Sunday, 9th July 2017

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 11:25-30

Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

‘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.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Those who have the simplicity and trusting heart of a child are open to the Good News of Salvation and the challenges that come with it.


  • Jesus is asking us to put our trust in Him at all times in our life. He will never “burden us” with anything that is beyond what we are humanly capable of coping in our lives.


  • Ponder on Jesus’ words, “Come to me you who are labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest . . . My yoke is easy and My burden light.”