Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’
One would have thought that with all the burdens we already carry, Christ would offer a hand and not additional weight.
But His point is simply this…
Our weight is the mental and emotional agony that comes from pride, anger, overworking, impatience and the like.
His weight is the peace and quiet that comes from recognizing that God is in control and results in more sleep, regular exercise, taking time off, having a hobby etc.
Basically Christ is saying, “…just chill and you will find rest for your souls”
Dear God, my lack of faith and pride make me feel like I can squeeze 25 hours out of a 24-hour day. Grant me the grace to know and have faith in who You really are and the humility to allow You to take control. Amen