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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 3, A.D. 2005

Deuteronomy 7:6-11
Psalm 103:1-4,6-8,10
1 John 4:7-16
Matthew 11:25-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened"

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine."

What do we mean when we pray this prayer?

What does it mean to have a heart like Jesus?

It means having a heart that breaks at the hardness of people and of the world. It means having a heart that reaches out beyond the narrow limits of our own comfortable world and seeks to invite in all the poor, the lowly, the oppressed, the disenfranchised, the abused, the lonely, the angry, everyone who could do with a reminder that God is in their lives.

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine."

What will this heart do? It will bear the burdens of the world. It will take up everyone's burden and share it. It will make us "yoke-mates" with all of those around us. It will teach us how to love. It will teach us how to be. It will teach us who God is.

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine."

Oh, to be like Jesus, loving and giving and forgiving. To be able, even for a short while, to abandon myself and my own interests and my own "rules" -- that would be heaven on Earth! And this heaven exists in the sacred heart of Jesus, in the kingdom of heaven made real here and now by the Holy Spirit and by our participation in all that is good.

As we celebrate the mysteries of the sacred heart of Jesus, let's pray for the strength to take on His yoke, to love as He loved and to be what He desires us to be.

- JuandelaCruz

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