Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Mt 11:28).
This message is prepared each week for the publication of our Tuesday diocesan e-news – Dio Update. This week’s Dio Update falls on 4 July, the day we remember as American Independence Day, the day in 1776 on which the then thirteen American colonies claimed their independence from the British Empire and became the United States of America.
Here we are back into Ordinary Time and the resounding message in this week’s Gospel (Matthew 10:26-33) is ‘Do not be afraid’.
At the end of a rainy weekend, I am at my desk, pleased to be warm and dry, while pondering those whose lives are not so fortunate.
The challenge for me this week is that I am writing this message one week early.