the yoke of burden

“Let us trust in him who has placed this burden upon us.
What we ourselves cannot bear let us bear with the help of Christ.
For he is all-powerful, and he tells us:
‘My yoke is easy, and my burden light.'”

St. Boniface


(wiktionary)

I think we’d all readily admit that this has been a most burdensome year.
A heavy, frustrating, frightening, as well as a never-ending year.

Blessedly, St. Boniface reminds us that we do not go this journey alone.

It has taken me nearly 61 years to understand that I do not have to go this journey alone.  And yet I can still remain obstinate and even contrary, fighting me, life, God every step of the way.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.  It doesn’t have to be as hard as I make it. I simply have to remember to lean into The One who is stronger and more resolute than myself.

It sounds easy but we all know it’s not.  Our ancient foe works tirelessly to keep us distracted.

“What prevents us from receiving more abundant graces from God may be quite simply our not
being sufficiently grateful and not thanking him for the graces he
has already given us.
There is no doubt that if we thank God with all our heart for each grace received,
especially for the inspirations [of the Holy Spirit], he will grant us more.”

Fr. Jacques Philippe, p. 28
An excerpt from
In the School of the Holy Spirit

10 comments on “the yoke of burden

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    It’s so easy, isn’t it?

  2. the yoke of burden

    On Thursday, October 8, 2020, cookiecrumbstoliveby wrote:

    > Julie (aka Cookie) posted: “”Let us trust in him who has placed this > burden upon us. What we ourselves cannot bear let us bear with the help of > Christ. For he is all-powerful, and he tells us: ‘My yoke is easy, and my > burden light.'” St. Boniface (wiktionary) I think we’d all rea” >

  3. […] the yoke of burden — cookiecrumbstoliveby […]

  4. Well said, Julie. I love that, “my yoke is easy, my burden light.” So whenever my burden is hard or heavy, it’s not His burden I’m carrying around. His is easy, light, and brings rest to our souls.

  5. Dawn Marie says:

    As I’ve shared before: Fr. Jacque 💕💕💕

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