Gospel thought for Thursday 29th April Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Feast

Gospel – Matthew 11:25-30

Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’

The Gospel of the Lord

The Mass intention is for Judith T’s Intentions (OL)


Here the curtain is drawn back on Jesus’ prayer: we see that he prays directly to his Father and pours out his joy and desires before him.

We sense that he is totally in love with his Father and loves the way the Father goes about things! His is a grateful heart, no matter what difficulties life throws at him. I pray for the rich relationship with God that he has.

To Jesus—who knows him best–the Father is merciful, caring, provident; he is totally on our side, loving us with endless love and inviting us into his company in eternal joy. We are to share in his cosmic dream for creation, and to work with him to bring it about. We are the first generation to whom the splendour of God is revealed in such magnificence, thanks to the Hubble telescope. Let us praise God for creation and meet him in every detail of it, for all of it is ‘a caress of God’ as Laudato Si says.