Published as a column in the Holy Sepulcher Bulletin for July 6, 2014
We are now well within the summer vacation season, our time to get away from our busy lives and simply relax. But Jesus says in today’s gospel:
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
Today’s gospel is a reminder for us that we truly rest only when we rest in our Lord. So whether we are heading out to a city, park, or beach for a quick weekend getaway or a two-week dream vacation, when we get away from it all, we should not include our faith and our Sunday obligation among the things we are getting away from.