In today’s Gospel we hear Our Lord’s comforting words to the wearisome: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Life can make us busy and anxious about many things. That’s why it is helpful for us to periodically step back, look at a crucifix, and remember that the hard work has already been done for us. Obviously, we should do what we can to the best of our ability. In the end, though, grace is more important than all our efforts. And thank God for that!