Lighten Your Load

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30


16 “To what will I compare this generation?  It is like a child sitting in the marketplaces calling out to others, 17 ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance.  We sang a funeral song and you didn’t mourn.’  18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’  19 Yet the Human One came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’  But wisdom is proved to be right by her works.”  25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you’ve hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have shown them to babies.  26 Indeed, Father, this brings you happiness.  27 “My Father has handed all things over to me.  No one knows the Son except the Father.  And nobody knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wants to reveal him.  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.”