Rev Dr Ricky James

I know lots of us are just weary with everything in this world. The news is depressing and we don’t really know when this pandemic will end. Even before this, many of us were just going through the motions and silently carrying our burdens of disappointment, anxiety, or grief. Maybe going to church was the one bright spot of our week, and now that has been taken away. We’ve been forced to learn how to be church in a different way. And so maybe we can also learn to face our burdens differently too: instead of hiding them taking them, to Jesus who promises rest for our souls and a way of living that is easy and light.

Matthew 11:28-30

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”