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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 treasure hidden!

Jesus said in the gospel of Matthew that the  “The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off in his joy, sells everything he owns and buys the field.   [13:44] Why did this man have to sell all his belongings and buy the field while could have easily opted to carry the chest home when no one was around. We can make few assumptions here: The man understood this treasure to be more valuable than all that he already has. This man who is already rich is found tilling a field which was not his. This treasure is not anything physical [material] that he could have carried off home stealthily  In order to own this treasure the only option available to this man is to own the field, which means the field and the treasure are inseparable. This man finds joy that does not fade off. From the various  gestures we know that this man is noble, honest, generous yet very sharp [wisdom]. This man's "character" is w