Pause for thought

In this life qualifications seem so important. People of all ages work so hard to get the qualifications they need for their career.

But what is the qualification for coming to Jesus? Is it a life of good deeds or of faithful service to others? No Jesus says, ‘Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’ The only qualification is to stop trying to earn our way to God. We can give to him our burden of sin, guilt and worry – and as we trust in him, he promises to give us rest.

Rev Paddy McBain, St Anne’s, Worksop