Weekly Meditation: Come to Me, all You Who…are Burdened

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“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

On Friday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart which is another one of my favorite feasts of the Church.

This Solemnity reminds us that no matter what we go through, Jesus is with us, and in Him we can find refuge and peace. Jesus never promised us an easy life. Many of the saints suffered much, but they never turned away from the Lord. Instead, they clung to the Lord in all their fears and necessities.

Like them, we must remember that we follow the Crucified Lord, not the “follow me, and you will have all the worldly pleasures and things you want, Lord.” We must cling to Him in all circumstances, good or bad. He waits to comfort you and bless you, if only you come to Him.

No, you probably won’t “feel” anything, or experience anything extraordinary. And no, your circumstances probably won’t change instantly or miraculously. But in faith,  know that Jesus does help you carry your burden, no matter what that burden is. He can, and will give you the strength and peace to handle whatever comes your way. But, He can’t do those things if you don’t turn to him and trust him.

This week, find some time to sit quietly and reflect on these words of this scripture. Come to Jesus. Let Him speak to you, and fill you with His love

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is one of my favorite feast days: the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We know that the heart represents love and so this feast is yet another reminder of God’s great love for us, of the love that Jesus has for all of us; a love which compelled Him to become man, to spend 33 years on earth, to suffer horribly and die for us and to rise for us!

So for this week’s 7 Quick Takes I’d like to share some links about the Sacred Heart for you to pray over and think about:

1. EWTN devotionals.

2. SacredHeart.com.

3. SacredHeartDevotion.com.

4. Women for Faith and Family. (Page about the Sacred Heart.)

5. New Advent. (Doctrinal explanation of the feast.)

6. About.com. (History of the feast.)

7. Wikipedia. (Not a terrible explanation of the feast. 🙂 )

A blessed Solemnity, everyone!

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