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For my yoke is kindly and my load is light (Matthew 11:25–30)

“At that time Jesus said in response: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to babes. 26 Yes, O Father, because to do thus came to be the way approved by you. 27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one fully knows the Son but the Father, neither does anyone fully know the Father but the Son and anyone to whom the Son is willing to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for your souls. 30 For my yoke is kindly and my load is light”” (Matthew 11:25–30).
Jesus Christ deeply loves the human, humankind, he proved it by giving his life to redeem it (John 3:16). On earth, he was the full reflection of God’s love (1 John 4:8). He loved the people, he was loved by the people and he mingled with them. Shortly before the healing of a woman, this is what we can read: “As Jesus was going, the crowds pressed in on him. (…) Peter said: “Instructor, the crowds are hemming you in and pressing against you”” (Luke 8:42,45). He lamented the state of spiritual abandonment of the people by the ruling class which should have given them spiritual guidance: “On seeing the crowds, he felt pity for them, because they were skinned and thrown about like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). He did not hesitate to associate with people considered outcasts, with the aim of bringing them back to the right path of God (Luke 7:36–50; 15:1–10). While defending the people, he did not hesitate to denounce the hypocritical and merciless behavior of the class of scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23).
Jesus Christ said that following him as a disciple would cause trials and a need for self-denial: “And whoever does not accept his torture stake and follow after me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). So when he said that his yoke is kindly and his load is light, it is regarding to how Jesus Christ exercises his authority. First, Jesus Christ teaches the truth that release from human lies: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). This freedom is in the ability to perceive this biblical truth, by oneself, by meditating on what is learned. Jesus Christ taught his disciples to have this ability to think, in the very vast space of knowledge of God, based on truth. The question, “What do you think?”, is an encouragement to make one’s own opinion or revise it, based on the depth of wisdom of God’s mind (Matthew 16:13; 17:25; Romans 11:33,34; 1 Corinthians 2:16).
Jesus Christ took into account the feelings of his apostles and disciples. It was only shortly before that he revealed to them that he was to die in Jerusalem (Matthew 16:21). He endured the repetitive faults of his apostles who regularly argued over who was the greatest among them (Mark 9:33–37; Luke 9:46–48; 22:24–27; John 13:14). There is a prophetic text concerning Christ which very well and vividly sums up the mercy and compassion he showed during his earthly ministry towards people of humble condition: “Look! My servant, whom I support! My chosen one, whom I have approved! I have put my spirit in him; He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or raise his voice, And he will not make his voice heard in the street. No crushed reed will he break, And no smoldering wick will he extinguish. In faithfulness he will bring justice. He will not grow dim or be crushed until he establishes justice in the earth; And the islands keep waiting for his law” (Isaiah 42:1–4). Thus, we can better understand why the yoke of Christ is soft, light and pleasant to bear.

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