MATTHEW 11: 25-30 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (JUNE 19, 2020)

On that occasion, Jesus said, “Father, Lord of heaven and earth, praise you; because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Father, this was your gracious will.

Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father; and no one knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy; and my burden is light.”

POINTS OF REFLECTION

This Bible reading speaks to us the greatness of God’s love. The Father unpacked himself through Jesus who for long time, in the period of the Old Testament, has remained hidden to the wise and the learned few. Through Jesus, He has made himself known to us as He said” No one knows the Son except the Father; and no one knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to Reveal him.”

Ancient Greek Philosophers hold the beliefs that Supreme Being cannot be “moved” or “touched” by anything that go on in the world. They added, He is “detached”, and “unconcerned” because his perfection prevent him from being moved by the plight of the mortal. But God showed the complete opposite of their stance by letting him known to the simple people.

Knowing God is neither a choice nor an accident but by His grace for it is He who chooses whom He may reveal himself.  In the context of the Bible, God chooses to reveal himself to the simple people not to the wise and to the learned. It is to the people like them whom God entrusted his identity by grace and love.

God clearly revealed to us Christian His Sacred Heart as opposed to the beliefs of the wise and the learned. When Jesus immerse to this world, showed that He weeps with us, he care for us and even died for us. His love is so great and pure as he said to comfort “come to me who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Not only that, He even offered his yoke in exchange of his, meaning He is truly moved and touched by the plight of human.

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