Lenten Reflection: Resting in the Confident Heart of Mary
Jesus said to the crowd: “Come to me,
all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
My yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
— Matthew 11: 28-30
The theology of rest is most clearly articulated in the words of Jesus: Come to me and I will give you rest for your soul. The rest promised is certainly for the world to come, but it is also the rest of the contemplative life: the sense of security and peace that flows from a right relation with God, through Jesus Christ.
As Mary allowed the angel messenger of God to place this yoke on her shoulders, she breathed her consent, her burden lightened, and she was then able to offer herself in service to her cousin, Elizabeth — resting in and entrusting herself completely to the Spirit of God. During this second week of Advent, let us open our hearts and rest in Mary’s confidence in God, and allow ourselves to receive the resplendent lightness of the yoke of Christ.
“This is the irrational season
when love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
there’d have been no room for the child.”
“He did not wait till the world was ready …
He did not wait for the perfect time …
He did not wait till hearts were pure …
In joy, he came to a tarnished world —
A world like ours of anguished shame …
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh the Maker of the stars was born…
He came …
He came with Love:
— both excerpts from The Ordering of Love: The New & Collected Poems of Madeleine L’Engle
Mr John Robinson
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