The Yoke of Christ

The Yoke of Christ

Matthew 11:28-30 Common English Bible (CEB)

28 “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29  Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. 30  My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.”

People are struggling every where–on the streets, in their homes, everywhere, and I am struggling, and in that struggle Jesus says to us to “Put on my yoke,” and the yoke he calls us to put on is that of love–love of our neighbor and of ourselves.

We live in a society that is constantly taking, San Francisco is the second most expensive City in the world, where people are pushed out into the streets, pushed into doing with out because of the constant need of everyone from the the richest to the poorest.

The yoke of love calls us to give, and in giving we find rest for ourselves and others find rest.  Our possessions fade away. Things that I wanted a year ago I no longer desire. Our relationships change, and only in giving can we truly find ourselves and in giving people will eat, be housed, have support for their mental illness, be clothed, and  the giving will return to us in so many ways. We will be content.

Let us detach ourselves and see life as constantly passing and only by wearing he yoke of love can we truly have meaning and purpose in life. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

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