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So many of us want everything to be perfect. The perfect house. The perfect family and so on. This pursuit of perfection only creates unnecessary burdens. Stress. Worry. It sets us up for failure. Because only God is perfect. Heavy burdens are not what God desires for us.
In our scripture readings, Jesus teaches that though we will face burdens in life, we are never alone. Christ shows us how being meek and humble of heart – in pursuit of peace and love for one another – will lighten our burdens and lead us to the rest that Jesus promises. Take some time alone to be silent, in meekness and humility. Contemplate what we can learn from Jesus, someone who knows what it means to carry the burdens of human living.
Know that our God does not expect us to live life perfectly, only humanly. Let go of unnecessary burdens and find rest in Jesus.