Gospel of the day

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 11:28-30.

Jesus said to the crowds: 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 yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."

Reflection

Commentary Saint Bonaventure
Those who consider their own defects with the eyes of their heart should “truly humble themselves under the powerful hand of God”. Therefore I exhort you who are God’s servant, when you recognize your faults with certainty to abase your soul and show yourself scorn. Because “humility is a virtue,” Saint Bernard says, “by which we hold ourselves contemptible thanks to a very precise self-knowledge.” It was by means of this humility that our Father, blessed Francis, became contemptible in his own eyes. He loved and sought for it from the beginning to the end of his religious life. It was for this that he left the world, made them drag him naked in the streets of the city, served lepers, confessed his sins in his sermons and demanded that people should cover him with disgrace. But it is from the Son of God above all you should learn this virtue. He himself said: “Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart” for, according to blessed Gregory: “Someone who acquires virtues without humility is throwing dust into the wind.” Just as pride is the principle of all sin so humility is the foundation of all virtue.

All for the greater glory of God.

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