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Gospel Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2011

posted Jun 30, 2011, 6:01 PM by PAT SALANDANAN   [ updated Jun 30, 2011, 6:04 PM ]


GOD AS A FATHER has been the gentlest of all revelations in Christ.  The way Jesus calls God as Father in its perfect simplicity and affection disarrays the human intelligence, so much so, that, even the most learned and wise, fail to understand.  However, what is more striking is that the Lord finds it more pleasing to reveal the Father to those whom He chooses as simple people.  It is not the logical mind that matters but people’s pure simple heart.

Human mind has engaged to an endless unfolding of the marvels of realities.  It is fascinated by its continuous advancement in knowing that it can endlessly know.  But the human mind that functions independent of the human heart is heading to breaking down, it is just too draining for the human soul.

If the gift of knowledge is given to the mind, the gift of understanding is a matter of the heart.  If human mind has the reason, it is the heart that has the direction.  Whenever the mind is confronted with question, it is the heart that provides an answer.  If ever the conclusion is drawn by the mind, it is the truth that is borne by the heart.

It is the mind that makes life burdensome, it is the heart that finds rest for soul.

“Come to me, all of you, who find life burdensome and I will give you rest...  My yoke is easy, my burden light.”

 - Father Ambet