Wasting Time with God – Fr Tito Caluag

Matthew 11:25-30, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time On the highest point of the Ateneo de Manila campus in Loyola Heights used to stand an imposing statute of the Sacred Heart. The statue was moved to the plaza of the University Church, the Church of the Gesu, when it was built on the same site as…

And my burden is light… – Rudolf Horst, SVD

Matthew 11:25-30, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Come to me, all you labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” That sounds wonderful. Isn’t this good news for all of us because who among us is not burdened with problems?  But Jesus is not finished. He continues, “Take my yoke upon you and…

Yoke – Fr Harold Parilla

Matthew, 11:25-30, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time  The Gospel passage for today can be a great source of consolation for many people. Come to think of it, who among us do not experience getting burdened by the cares of the world? Who among us have not felt the weight of our responsibilities in the family…

In Exile – Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Matthew 11:25-30, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time A comedian recently quipped that today’s information technologies have effectively rendered a number of things obsolete, most notably phone-books and human courtesy. That’s also true for human rest. Today’s information technologies (the internet, email, software programs like Facebook, mobile phones, IPhones, pocket computers, and the like) have made…

Try a Little Gentleness – Ben Sim, SJ

Matthew 11:25-30, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, a Greek slave, by the name of Aesop,  compiled a collection of stories known today as Aesop’s Fables.  One of the fables deals with a dispute between the sun and the wind. The dispute was over which of the two was…

Space for God – Willy Samson, SJ

Matthew 11: 25-30, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel today brings us closer to the heart of Jesus, especially his desire for us to develop a deeper relationship with Him and with the Father through our prayers.  I remember preacher Bo Sanchez sharing his experience of sitting in a chair and watching his children…