MATTHEW 11:28-30 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (JULY 16, 2020)
”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of the heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
POINTS OF RELFLCETION
The Holy Bible is divided into two parts; the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains the laws which were interpreted by the few wise men or person in authority. Their interpretation was overly technical that ordinary person felt overburdened which resulted in a broken spirit. To the simple people, it was going to be impossible for them to achieve freedom from sins because of the many laws which from time to time drag them into the occasion of sins. Hence, causes them to be overburdened.
In fact, it is for this reason that God opted to be with us to clarify all issues of divine law technicalities to save people from the occasion of sins.
Jesus simplifies those laws as loving the Father and thy neighbor so that simple people would understand and take themselves back to the Father in the spirit of love alone. And with love, all in life comes easy and satisfying.