St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

P.O. Box 1748, 1927 RR 1431,

Kingsland TX 78643

Office: 325-388-3742

Lee Hall: 325-388-0397

Reverend Father Uche Evaristus Obikwelu

Mission: Our Lady of the Lake

120 RR 2233,

Sunrise Beach TX 78643,

4 miles off TX Hwy 71

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time– 2017

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time– 2017


“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”

 During my reflection before I delved into my homily for this Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, I come to the reality that we do not need any scientific proof to show that each and every human being is not satiated by the           successes, failures, treasures or condition of one’s life,   because he can never be satisfied. Even what he thinks is satisfaction is demolished the next second after an incident occurs! This is not a rocket science, or is it? This truth was so glaring that Saint Augustine captured it better when he says, that “Our soul is restless until it rests in the Lord”

It is in the above scenario that our Lord’s confident        assurance becomes very encouraging. In the Gospel of  Matthew Jesus exclaimed, "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 of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light”

How else could one unpack this than to be grateful to Our Lord, who knows our limitations as created beings; who with His  Father and the Holy Spirit  created us in the image and likeness of God? He knows that wealth or earthly    happiness can never bring us a true joy. That is why he  invites you and me to come to him and have a true rest that no one can take away from us. The burden of life in this world is undisputable, but the rest that Jesus offers is life     eternal, where we shall neither worry nor toil. Why then should we not listen to the wisdom of God’s love and     follow him in keeping to his commandments? They may be truly difficult; but complacency certainly is not an          alternative, but perseverance is the better option. We should never give up because of life’s burdens, but pick up our cross daily and follow Jesus because he had said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Amen! 

In Christ,

Father Uche Obikwelu


Jul 21, 2017 Category: Pastors Posted by: cmscharles