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Pastor’s Corner for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Rev. Fr. Nobert Munekani SJ

The readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A encourage us to praise God for all of the blessings in our lives. The first reading is a song of praise for the coming Kingdom of God. The second reading tells us to live by the Spirit, for the Spirit will bring life to our mortal bodies through Christ Jesus. And in the gospel, Jesus praises the Father and then invites us to follow him, for he helps us when we are stressed and overwhelmed.

  • Revelation to the Childlike: Jesus praises the Father for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to those who approach God with childlike simplicity and humility, highlighting the importance of having a receptive and humble heart.
  • Divine Wisdom and Knowledge: Jesus acknowledges that true wisdom and knowledge come from the Father and are revealed to those whom He chooses, emphasizing the dependence on God’s revelation for understanding spiritual truths.
  • Invitation to Find Rest: Jesus extends an invitation to all who are burdened and weary to come to Him for rest, offering solace and relief to those who seek refuge in Him.
  • Gentle and Humble Heart: Jesus describes Himself as gentle and humble in heart, portraying His compassionate and approachable nature that provides comfort and support to those who come to Him.
  • Learning from Jesus: Jesus invites His disciples to take His yoke upon themselves and learn from Him, illustrating the importance of being His student, growing in knowledge, and finding guidance and rest in Him.
  • Easy Yoke and Light Burden: Jesus assures His followers that His yoke is easy and His burden is light, suggesting that the path of discipleship with Him is not burdensome but rather filled with grace and empowerment.

For the sick

Let us continue to pray for the sick members of our parish especially Benedicta Ngwebelele and Andrew Ledwaba.

Rev. Fr. Nobert Munekani SJ

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