We pray + in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to 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.”
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
Reflection: “To us Christ is all! If you have a wound to heal, he is the doctor; if you are parched by fever, he is the spring; if you are oppressed by injustice, he is justice; if you are in need of help, he is strength; if you fear death, he is life; if you desire Heaven, he is the way; if you are in darkness, he is light… Taste and see how good is the Lord: blessed is the man who hopes in Him” (St. Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan who died in 397, from a treatise called De Virginitate).
We pray: Almighty God, who command us to prepare the way for Christ the Lord, grant in your kindness, we pray, that no infirmity nay weary us as we long for the comforting presence of our heavenly physician. We ask through Him, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. St. Ambrose, pray for us.
In the + name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.