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Yoked to Jesus

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” †  Mathew 11: 28-30  What is the labour and burden that Jesus is asking me to deal with? Perhaps I have to let go of the compulsive burden (or is it a sort of entitlement?) that my spouse and children should choose a spiritual path that I know to be right. Jesus accompanied Judas Iscariot to the very end but never deprived him of his freedom to choose his own destiny. Jesus on the other hand, uninterrupted by Judas's choice to reject him, continues to accomplish his mission. He does become a victim of Judas's betrayal but he seldom takes on the victim's identity. In divine wisdom, Jesus chooses to die in our place (and that of Judas) in a redeeming act of love. Rather than being compelled to fix those whom God has entrusted to my headship by m

A desperate pursuit

I have realized, my life is nothing but an aimless pursuit to fulfill some vague priorities. My list of priorities are endless and are based on nothing fundamental. They are what I have assumed to be worth pursuing, looking at the patterns that works for others coupled with some sincere advice from people close to me. Some times at the end of the day, there is a partial sense of achievement but mostly despair being unable to meet these targets. But on the whole, life is a drudgery. It is a burden. But things took on a new meaning when I looked to the Truth. Jesus said He is the Truth. And since nobody else has claimed the same, I think it is sensible enough to listen to what He has to say. He said his only priority is doing the will of His father. And he repeatedly points out that I also need to have only one priority that is to allow God to work in me. So is this what he meant when he said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and everything else will be added unto you. I think it i