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Vocation Meditation - July 6

At that time, Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will." Then turning to his disciples, Jesus said: "All things have been handed over to me by my Father and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

To be learned and wise have their own advantages. Society rightly gives them praise. But many with human intelligence and wisdom often have minds that interfere with the formation of the sacred in their lives. Jesus praised God who delights to reveal His ways to the 'infants' of the Kingdom. To God, their innocence, fragility and humility make them open, trustful and ready to be nursed and taught by Him.

Furthermore, access to a deeper knowing of Jesus and the Father is not a result of human intelligence alone but is Jesus' gift to those He calls His own. This gift will give them spiritual wisdom that will enlighten their minds and comfort their souls in their constant search for God. The search for God and finding meaning in His ways can be liberating to many but can also be burdensome, a toil for many weary hearts. Hence, Jesus calls us to come to Him and seek answers to quests that have long burdened our lives. We come to Him carrying all our loads, our yokes. Accepting His yoke and ours, we learn from Him that we can team up with Him. Then, knowing we are a team, our burdens become light. We find peace. We find rest for our souls.

Vocation Challenge:
"Come to me. Take my yoke. Learn from Me."
How far can I team up with Jesus in knowing Him and taking His yoke of love?

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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