Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


My Yoke Is Easy

In tomorrow's Gospel reading Jesus concludes some sayings with,
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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.
A yoke is what oxen wore to pull the plow together in a field. Yoke's are for work and service. Yet, with a yoke one is tied to another who pulls too. Jesus says "take my yoke upon you." We do not go it alone, Jesus is yoked with us, pulling with us. This is what makes it easy and light and in this we find ourselves refreshed.



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