Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are 
struggling hard and carrying heavy 
loads, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28 (CEB)

As I was picking blueberries one July morning, I watched the heavily laden branches of fruit spring up little by little as the plump, juicy berries were removed. “Ahhh!” the bush seemed to say when its branches no longer hung down to the ground, putting stress on the woody stems....

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for relieving us of our burdens. In Christ’s holy name we pray. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 11:25-30

Thought for the Day

Jesus will give me rest when I give my burdens to him.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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