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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

Euphoric resonance of success

Success comes to anyone who allow God to work in them. This is guaranteed despite our size, shape, intelligence and competence. As I finished talking, people rise to their feet to applaud what they just witnessed and I walk away with great sense of achievement. I dwell in this euphoric resonance of success and own it completely as my own. I let God, who granted me success, fade in the background to oblivion. Every event is good for itself. After we have done well with one, we must move on, preparing for the next. If we get stuck in the aura, success generates, we miss the possible new life that Jesus offers through death and resurrection. It puts us on the offensive if someone challenge this success. On the contrary if we alienate ourselves from the success and admit that God used me that moment and I did my best by being available, with no agenda of my own, I can move on with out a hangover. Any reaction to my success then, be it positive or negative amounts to my growth into the