Audio Readings , December 11, 2013 2nd Week of Advent

Saint Damasus I, Pope
Isaiah 40:25-31; Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10;Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened. (Matthew 11:28)

As you ponder today’s Gospel reading, imagine Jesus standing before you with outstretched arms, inviting you into his embrace. His eyes are filled with compassion as he says, “I will always love you. I never stop thinking about you. Did you think that I had rejected you? Never! On the contrary, I call you. Come to me.

“Come, you who hide under shame’s dark shadow, and let my light shine into your darkness.

“Come, you who have searched the world for success and been disappointed, for in me your soul will find rest.

“Come, you who are sick, and let me ease your suffering.

“Come, you who toil under the weight of addiction, and I will help you shoulder your burden.

“Come, you victims of violence, and I will give you my protection and peace.

“Come, you whose marriage is in tatters, and I will strengthen your love with my own.

“Come, you who have been rejected, for I accept you unconditionally.

“Come, you who despair of my mercy, for I offer you forgiveness in abundance.

“Yes, come to me. Open your heart to me at any time, any hour. I love it when we spend time together and you confide in me.

“Come to me, for I am true Wisdom. I want to teach you by my word. Open the Scriptures and let me speak to you. Rejoice in my love for you and the whole world!

“Come to me, for I am Mercy incarnate. Let me cleanse you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lay down your burden; I have waited so long.

“Come to me, for I am the Bread of Life. Let me nourish you at the Eucharistic feast. Come without fear to receive me, your Savior, and I will give you all of myself: body, blood, soul, and divinity.

“Come and take my yoke upon you. Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul.”

“Jesus, I am amazed at your love. Here I am, Lord!”
~WAU

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About gemdk

I am a cradle Catholic who made my first Holy Communion over 5o years ago at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston,TX in 1961. Went to Mass every Sunday as a child and teen and then young adult. Fell away for about 12 years in the late 80's, early 90's and then realized what was missing in my life was my Catholic upbringing and faith. Found my home at Sacred Heart in Crosby. Filling up the void I had for those 12 years in more ways than I can imagine, loving every minute of it. But this blog is not about me as much as it is for me and anyone who wants/needs to hear the word of God. I'm merely the instrument God uses to post the readings.
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