C-2: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew   11:25-30 

 At that time Jesus answered:

 “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

      for although you have hidden these things

      from the wise and the learned

      you have revealed them to the childlike. 

 Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.

 All things have been handed over to me by my Father.

 No one knows the Son except the Father,

      and no one knows the Father except the Son

      and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” 

 “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.” 

 The Gospel of the Lord.