Jesus’s Kind of Rest: Worth Working At
July 9, 2023
When Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary, and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest,” Rev. Dorota Wright-Pruski notes that Jesus is inviting all of us into a rhythm of rest that is critical to the life of discipleship. Rest is built into the created order by God, and studies show that our ethical behaviors decrease as the pace of our lives increases. The kind of rest Jesus offers requires participation and effort on our part, but despite the work this rest requires, taking our share in Jesus’ yoke makes us feel lighter, more trusting, and more likely to help each other.
See Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.