God’s Divine Invitation – “Come To me, All You That Are Weary…”

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” Matthew 11:28-30.

This Divine Invitation, is open to all of us souls, all who are weary and carrying heavy burdens. All who are weighed down, hurting, grief stricken, isolated, lonely, lost, separated from loved ones, all of us who carry a burden…all those whose hearts are restless

“You. You move us to delight in praising You; for You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You” (Augustine, Confessions, Book 1)

God’s Divine Invitation is indeed a gracious gift…an invitation to enter into the mystery… the mystery of our supernatural vocation…and at the end of our laboring, a joyful beautific rest for our souls.

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

God’s Divine Invitation… is, then, an invitation for all of us weary souls to direct our lives towards this ultimate end – the glorious mystery of the Holy Trinity…

“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

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The Trinity -Troitsa – The Hospitality of Abraham by Andrei Rublev – (Image – Public Domain)

“The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the “hierarchy of the truths of faith”. The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men “and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin” (CCC 234).

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

A little Flower Retreat – suggestions for further reading

Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity

Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity, shown above, is my favorite icon. I believe it is a “window into the mystery” of the Trinity and here I will pause… because who can comprehend this mystery of mysteries?

There has been much written about the symbolism contained in this icon, of which you can easily find by doing a web search. Maybe at a later date I will post more about this icon but I think it’s exciting to do research and offer you some further topics for study.

The Confessions of St. Augustine – this book will move you and is a classic!

Notes:

The linked website, below, is extremely useful if you wish to search by topic. I do not want to clutter these pages with too many links but this searchable website is very easy to use.

Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2nd ed. Vatican City: Vatican Press, 1997. http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.html

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