Getting Ready for Sunday, 07.09

Getting Ready for Sunday, 07.09

Romans 7: 15-25a

Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

What is the yoke Jesus offers?  It is his teaching, his way of discipleship.  It is not burdensome, but life-giving. He invites us- the weary- to learn from him, for he is not a bully, threatening us into submission, but is “gentle and humble in heart.” His yoke is easy and his burden is light. If we choose, we can be yoked to the one in whom God’s kingdom of justice, mercy, and compassion is breaking into this world, and to find the rest for which our souls long.