Does Life Feel Like a Chore?

Photography © by Andy Coan

In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus makes the statement “my yoke is easy, my burden light.”  For many of us who follow him, this does not seem to square with our experience.  This post discusses the reasons for this.  And also tells us why the key to rest involves discipleship—coming under the discipline of the Lord’s strong but gentle heart. Reflection on […]

The Yoke of Faith

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A);  Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalms 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-1; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 “My Yoke is Easy; My Burden Light” I once knew a woman who called herself “a recovering Catholic”.  It seems that as a child, she was taught a religion that was all about guilt.  Impossible demands […]