At that time Jesus said in reply,
"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. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All
things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father, and no
one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to
whom the Son wishes to reveal 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 your selves. For my
yoke is easy, and my burden light."
Introductory Prayer: Lord Jesus, I ask you for the grace
during this meditation to say “yes” to you at each
moment of my life. What a beautiful program—that every day
I renew my unconditional “yes” to you. This acceptance must
be based in faith and trust. I believe in you
because you are truth itself and are faithful to your
promises. You never abandon me or let me down. I
want this moment of prayer to be an expression of
my love for you, seeking to console you instead of
Petition: Lord, grant that I
may be generous with God and others.
1. Short and Sweet: When we confront the daily struggles
and trials, we tend to get confused because we keep
turning the problems around and around until they become such
a tangled mess that they really begin to drag us
down. Something similar can happen in our spiritual lives too.
We begin to juggle around a lot of ideas and
good desires and proposals but never really get anywhere because
we lack clarity and direction. All we really need is
just one idea and one word; “yes”. It’s a word
which is easy to say, but at times difficult to
fulfill. It needs to be part of our daily vocabulary
to say yes to God and to our brothers and
sisters. Jesus says to us, “Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me, for I am meek and humble
of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
2. Learn from Christ: Our Lord Christ Jesus
is the one from whom we learn what it means
to say “yes.” He said “yes” at the moment of
his incarnation and birth. He said “yes” during those 30
silent years in Nazareth. He said “yes” at the moments
of his passion, death and resurrection, and he continues to
say “yes” in the Eucharist. All over the world he
is present, giving himself to us once again through this
3. Sacred Heart of Jesus:
A heart that always says “yes” is a heart that
loves. Christ’s heart is a heart that loves all of
us with a love that is infinite. The Sacred Heart
of Jesus seeks to show mankind that his love reaches
even to all those who say “no” to his will.
His heart invites all of them back into his flock.
We need never despair. All we have to do is
turn back to him, convert. He is waiting for us
with open arms.
Conversation with Christ: Lord
Jesus, I know that you always said “yes” to the
will of the Father. I ask you to grant me
the same willingness to do your most holy will at
each moment of my life.
will pray an Our Father for peace in the world.