July 5, 2020
Our nation just celebrated Independence Day. Amidst a growing, global pandemic and deep, social unrest, our country marked July 4th, the anniversary of our founding. Even as we honor our freedom, we cannot help but ask, “Are all free?” and “What does freedom really mean?”
In the gospel for Sunday, July 5th, taken from Matthew, are these famous and familiar words of Jesus:
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.
Does anything seem “easy” today? Does anything seem “light”? Indeed, like Jesus’ audience, I sense that we feel “burdened,” and that we “labor” to make it through this exceptionally challenging time in history. How—and when and where—can we find this “rest” of which Jesus speaks?
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