Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5, 2020 – Year A
Readings: Zec 9:9-10 / Ps 145 / Rom 8:9, 11-13 / Mt 11:25-30
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor
For more than one hundred years now, the Statue of Liberty, which reminds us of our freedom, has been watching over the New York harbor. Millions, including me, visit this statue each year. At the base of this statue there is a tablet where the words of Emma Lazarus are inscribed, the first line of which is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
The United States of America has indeed welcomed in her arms millions of people from all over the world who yearn to be free. The words of Jesus Christ in today’s gospel have pretty much the same message. The Lord said, “Come to Me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest.”
We need these words of comfort after several weeks of this pandemic. As we continue to navigate the ocean of life and are tossed about by the waves of different trials and challenges brought about by COVID-19, we all need strength and comfort from the Lord of life, the Creator of heaven and earth.
With faith in our hearts, we will ride out this storm. As we continue to move forward and journey with all the members of God’s family, we know and believe that in the Lord Jesus, through Him and with Him we will always find comfort and strength.