Come to me and rest – Br. David Vryhof

Br. David Vryhof

Matthew 11:28-30

 I can’t think of a more suitable text to ponder while in retreat than these words of Jesus drawn from the Gospel of Matthew.  A retreat is a chance to step back from our normal routines and responsibilities, to surrender our burdens and cares to God, and to receive once again God’s healing and life-giving love.  //

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine yourself coming into the presence of Jesus, who is so gentle and so humble.  Imagine him extending his arms to you, welcoming you into his embrace.  Hear him say to you, “Come to me; I want to give you rest….  I see what a heavy burden you’ve been bearing and how weary you are from carrying this load.  Let me take it from you.  Come apart for a while, and rest.”  // Read More