July 18, 2019
by Joe Zaborowski
Creighton University's Purchasing Department
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Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 392

Exodus 3:13-20
Psalms 105:1 and 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27
Matthew 11:28-30

Praying Ordinary Time

Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer

What If I Have Trouble Getting Better?

The Gospel passage speaks quite clearly to me. If I am willing to lay my burdens on Christ’s shoulders I can have rest. It doesn’t say our troubles will go away but we will become lightened of our burdens. So in recent months I’ve had a daughter marry and with that come my own anxieties for her future. Perhaps this is irrational, but a worry none the less.  I’ve seen friends younger than me die and others that received badly diagnoses. My immediate reaction to this news is “should I be expecting the same soon.” The reality is that these and many other irrational fears can be dealt with. The answer is coming to Christ and laying everything on His shoulders. When I do this, I truly can live a life with my yoke lightened.

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