Archive for June 30th, 2011

Quote of the Day

The Gospel for this coming Sunday is St. Matthew 11: 25-30. This is from an anonymous preacher of the first centuries of the Church on the verse:

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

“Oh, what a very pleasing weight that strengthens even more those who carry it!  For the weight of earthly masters gradually destroys the strength of their servants, but the weight of Christ rather helps the one who bears it, because we do not bear grace;  grace bears us.  It is not for us to help grace, but rather grace has been given to aid us.”

(From Ancient Christian Commentary on Scriptures, vol. 1a, New Testament, Matthew 1-13)

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