Come and Rest
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28 Do you struggle to understand Catholic lectionary readings? Do you wonder what you might be missing because you aren't grasping these deep spiritual truths? Do you long for spiritual rest but don't know how to find it? If so, then Come and Rest is for you-the lay Catholic. Stop wondering what you might be missing and find rest in Jesus by digging into this Bible study that is patterned after the lectionary. By doing so, you'll find that you are better prepared and more excited about attending Mass each week. Using the Catholic calendar, you will: . Gain valuable background information into the Scripture verses you are about to study . Reflect upon Scripture verses you'll be hearing in church that coming week . Pray about ways you can implement what you've learned . Draw closer to fellow believers as you study the Word of God together "The Come and Rest Bible study enables me to prepare more fully for the Sunday Mass. The ability to read, study, and explore beforehand gives me opportunity to focus more deeply on the readings and how they reflect on my personal life. When the weekend Mass arrives, it is often with affirmation and confirmation that I hear the words of Christ." -L. Jones "Come and Rest is a valuable aid to group Bible study and a sure way to a deeper understanding of the Sunday readings. To study the readings in advance is to hear more clearly when they are proclaimed in the Eucharistic setting. Searching out the great web of scriptural parallels and allusions that Gwen Meding guides the reader through will mean a better comprehension of what the sacred author really intended to convey by what he wrote. To do this with friends as a group where all can share their own stories and their personal response to the text is the way adults best learn. If you, or your group, are looking to achieve these goals, the Come and Rest Bible study will prove a very useful tool and guide." -Fr. Brian Inglis csb, PhD Gwen Meding has been involved in small group Bible studies for nearly forty years. She has grown spiritually as she has wrestled with the Word of God and now she wants to walk with you as you do the same. Journey with her through the Scriptures as she leads you to the comforting arms of the Saviour, Jesus Christ.