At Rest By Word and Example

Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

Greetings on this the Memorial of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin
Readings: 1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3; Mt 11:25-30
Notes:

Reflection

God counted on Juan Diego to play a humble, yet huge role in bringing the Good News to the peoples of Mexico. Overcoming his own fear and the doubts of Bishop Juan de Zumarraga, Juan Diego cooperated with God’s grace in showing his people that the Good News of Jesus is for everyone. Pope John Paul II used the occasion of Juan Diego’s beatification to urge Mexican lay people to assume their responsibilities for passing on the Good News and witnessing to it.

From https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-juan-diego

First reading
Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.
Not many of you (and me too) were wise by human standards,
not many were powerful,
not many were of noble birth.
And yet, we are all called to reflect the love of G-d in this life.

Responsorial Psalm
O LORD, my heart is not proud,
nor are my eyes haughty;
I busy not myself with great things,
nor with things too sublime for me.
R. In you, Lord, I have found my peace.
Nay rather, I have stilled and quieted
my soul like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap,
so is my soul within me.
R. In you, Lord, I have found my peace.
O Israel, hope in the LORD,
both now and forever.

Alleluia Verse
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.

Gospel Portion
At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.

Teaching the love of G-d and living the Gospel message is for every baptized person to do.
How do we know we are ‘at rest’?
We find our rest in him.

“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.”

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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