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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

The final flight

Finally, a remarkably beautiful butterfly emerges from the cocoon. The other stages of this metamorphosis are the embryo, caterpillar and chrysalis. These stages are rather uninteresting and painful compared to the beautiful butterfly that it finally becomes. Yet inevitable. As a human being I too have these stages. An embryonic stage, gestation time, infancy, teenage, adulthood, old age and death. The truth is that, these are only the initial stages of my life that meticulously shape me into the vivacious, colorful, lively butterfly, that is my eternal life. Bible says: For now I see only a reflection as in a mirror; then I shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. I look to life on earth as a madatory preparation time. Family, friends, career, abilities, challenges, suffering etc are opportunities to mould me, so that, I grow wings, leave my cocoon behind and ecstatically  leap for the final flight to eternity, when the day