'Come to me all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest.'
The words from the lips of Jesus in today's Gospel.
The heaviest weight that any of us carry is our sins. St Augustine comments, 'Jesus tells people who are sweating under heavy and useless burdens, "Come to me . . . and I will give you rest." Every time we confess our sins we are liberated, we are freed, because our sins, even venial sins, are repugnant to God and a burden for ourselves.'
Jesus invites us to take this yoke and exchange it for the burden of our sins; 'my yoke is easy . . .'
When we examine our conscience carefully we will find that we have much to confess. Let us ask Our Blessed Lady, refuge of sinners, to lead us regularly to the Sacrament of Confession.
Our Lady, refuge of sinners, pray for us.