A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
On one occasion Jesus prayed, “Abba, Creator of heaven and earth, to you I offer praise; for what you have hidden from the learned and the clever, you have revealed to the youngest
children. It is true, Abba, because You have graciously willed it so. You have given everything over to me. No one knows me but you, Abba, and no one knows you, Abba, except me – and those whose eyes I wish to open.
“Come to me, all you who labor and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. You will find rest
for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.