Thought of the Day July 14, 2022 Take my yoke upon you

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 Jesus said: "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you res. 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." (Mt.11:28-30)


Each of us has our own struggles and burdens in life, some greater than others. At times, we are overwhelmed by the heaviness of the weight upon us. Jesus knows the burdens of human life, for he was like us in all things but sin. He gives us a plan of action. First, come to him. Be in relationship with him. Seek him. Second, instead of carrying the load on our own, as we have been doing unsuccessfully, he invites us to share our burdens with him by yoking ourselves to him. In doing so, he doesn't promise to take our burdens away from us, but to share with us his strength and love as together we carry the cross (like Simon of Cyrene). What he does promise is to bring us an inner peace and resolve, for we know that we are not alone and that Jesus, whose grace is sufficient, is with us. We don't need to prove anything to anyone. We don't need to remain independent, struggling under the weight of our cross. But united with Christ and dependent upon his grace, we can walk our personal Way of the Cross. 

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