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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

Sun of God

Imagine a life with no sun to light up our lives. Day and night does not make any difference. We grope in darkness with out a clue. We meet the wrong people, pick the wrong stuff, drink and eat wrong things. No imagination, no beauty, no colour what so ever. Our ultimate inventions are torch lights to powerful mercury lights and probably some instruments devised to navigate in darkness affordable only to the elite. We get used to this darkness and this way of life with only diminished man made lights at our disposal. Everyone is convinced that this is The life and it is not logical to expect anything beyond this. The few who dare to foretell the possibility of an ultimate light are put to death by intellectuals. Some altered their eyes to extend the brains for increased grasp. Imagine, one morning, Sun comes on in sheer brilliance and lights up the world!. What a shock and a surprise it would be for us to discover that one man had just turned on a switch and the mighty Sun lit up.