The Lord is telling us to become more trusting to Him and His promises. Most of us complain that as we get more assignments at work, our lives become more complicated and schedules become more tight. We become more stressed, experience more challenges and are rarely relaxed at home. We refuse to heed His invitation to get engaged in the elements of our Faith. We refuse to acknowledge the difficulty even if family life suffers. Most of us still project strength and thought we have it all figured out. We remain proud and don’t listen whenever advice is offered, even when things are on the brink of turning upside down. As if we can control everything on our own. We don’t realize how foolish, arrogant and even dangerous this attitude is. Short of saying we can even control nature itself!
Jesus projected strength and power close if not equal to that of the Heavenly Father (Mt. 11: 27).
Yet despite this majesty and power, He says “I am meek and humble of heart.” (v. 29) Two very different mindsets, that only Jesus can do. While the Lord could always distant himself from us, He offers hope and gave us the perfect model of humility. He has set the example, and He is encouraging us to do the same. This is not for Him, but is actually for our own benefit. Thinking that we can do it all by our own selves can result in our being overburdened; contrast it with those who work with Jesus, for whom the burden becomes light.
Thus, the Lord is asking a very personal question – can I accept being so close to Jesus that I surrender to Him, walk in pace with Him, and aligning every move with Him?
Let us pray, that we may strive to be humble and meek; just like Jesus who showed us the way.
“Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.” (Mt. 11: 25)