Take my joke upon you and learn from me. For my yoke is easy ,
and my burden light
It sounds strange. How the yoke can be easy ?
Let’s begin with what is yoke.
a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals oxen
and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull.
They mostly go In Pair- it’s easier to share and work together
Let’s do some experiment
I need somebody to help me
Fr Norbert would like to help us?
I have some kind of yoke here
The yoke is design to be carried by 2 animals
Is it easy to carry ?
Your hands are occupied now
You cannot do everything you want
Let’s try .go right. why do you go left?
Let’s connect it with our daily life
The yoke and the burden Jesus speaks about is Faith.
Faith as a obedience to God. Doing god’s will.
Living according to 10 commandments
The yoke is uncomfortable at the beginning,
when you put in on you,
When we try to adjust
That same with faith
As long as we struggle, don’t accept it,
as long we try to go another way than the one Jesus invites us to fallow –
it’s difficult, uncomfortable, heavy, strange, painful.
But when we surrender, accept Jesus as a God with
And agree to walk with him all the time, then the yoke losses it’s heaviness
It’s easy if we agree what we are doing.
If you try go another direction it’s very difficult to carry
Let us think about it.
Do I want to accept yoke of faith? Of total obedience?
Probably you have some areas of life where you don’t agree with teaching of the church
I encourage you to talk about it . On prayer, with somebody, maybe with priest
Do some research, do your best to understand it better
What often happens is that we agree for that yoke but
Later on I. Daily life we try to go our own way
And it brings struggles
Maybe some of us cannot find peace in life,
because we don’t really want to surrender under to Jesus
Important detail is that we are not force to take this yoke upon us
Jesus offer it for us. To help us.
He is God. He should know what is better for us
It’s easier to carry it with him that go by yourself
But it’s my and your choice.for every day.
Let us ask Holy Spirit to fill us with spirit of courage