Come to Me, All Who Are Weary

This meditation is based on a passage for May 27, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Matthew 11:25-30

Reflection and Question: What a wonderful invitation to all to come to Jesus to find rest for their souls! Jesus says here that God is known “to anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Yet for the GLBT faithful who know Jesus, it can be painfully difficult to find a place to lay down their burdens. Consider the yoke around the neck of a gay couple new to town who want to find a church, but cannot trust that the congregation on the corner will welcome them. Who are we to deprive GLBT people of the comfort Jesus offers to those who are heavy laden? Where is the “but” in Jesus’ “all”?

Gentle Jesus, just as You give thanks to Your Father for revealing God to those whom You choose, we give You thanks for pulling us to You and giving us rest. Taking Your yoke upon us, we find rest for our souls, for Your burden is light. Amen.