Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.— Mt 11:28 (NRSV)
News Flash …
BULL SWAMP USA (CR News) — The nuns are taking a Rosary Vacation this afternoon. According to usually reliable sources at the convent, Sr. Charity is physically and emotionally exhausted. It’s not uncommon in society these days, but what makes her situation different is her prayer partner’s approach to rest and peace. While most people spend small fortunes on airplane tickets, hotels, dinners, and sightseeing, Sr. Albertina plans to take Sr. Charity to the Poustinia behind the Provincial House. There they will pray the rosary together and meditate on its mysteries.
Here at the CR News headquarters, we’re praying for a speedy return of peace and joy to Sr. Charity. We’re praying the same blessing for a weary, suffering world.
According to the Bible, Jesus is our peace and our rest. He invited the world to come to Him. Don’t wait for things to get better first. Do it while you’re weary and still have great burdens in your life.
The Bible tells us that Jesus is the Perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2). He alone can provide complete and perfect rest for this world.
Jesus didn’t specify how much weariness or what types of burdens to bring to Him. “Bring them all!” He seemed to say. “Bring them all!” He promised that He would give anyone rest who came to Him in trust and faith.
In an analogy to oxen in the field, the Lord promised that His yoke was easy (without pain or discomfort) and His burden was light (Mt 11:30). He invited the world to exchange our heavy and painful yokes with His light one.
Nitty Gritty …
No, we’re not oxen. We’re human beings — people. But this world brings great suffering to its inhabitants. Jesus understands that very well. Seek Jesus while He can still be found. Call Him while He is still near. (Isa 55:6-7)
Even if you have been terrible in your life! Even if you have a history of doing dumb or stupid things, or making bad decisions! It doesn’t matter where you are or where you’ve been. Cry out to Jesus. Draw near to Him.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.— Jn 14:27 (NRSV)
There is trouble in the world. But there is peace in the Lord.
Our Story …
That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.
Your Next Move …
The time for change and conversion is close, folks. It’s time for many of our friends who read these messages from the Catholic Roads to make a decision. If you want more of what you’ve been getting, keep doing the same things. But if you want peace and joy in your life, you’ll only find it with Jesus.
What’s your next move? Could it be time for you to seek Him and the Kingdom of God? (Mt 6:33).
You decide. It’s your life. The next move is your move.