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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

Intimacy that nourish our lives

The true setting to understand intimacy is marriage. In marriage, man and woman enters into a covenant to offer themselves as a gift to each other. We enter into a physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual intimacy. But since we are 2 equals looking to the other for our own fulfillment with insufficient resources to share, we fall short of a perfect intimacy in all these areas. We ought to look to God to nourish this intimacy. Marital intimacy foreshadows our ultimate intimacy with God in the life to come. God reduced himself to our level in the person of Jesus Christ in order to take us beyond the physical, social, emotional and intellectual realms to connect with Him in spirit. Jesus said you will worship God in Truth and spirit . Truth is Jesus Himself and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. It is through the merit of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection that we are made righteous to present our self in the presence of God. It is the Holy Spirit who interc