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The Yoke That Frees
How can the desire to be resurrected--to be delivered from hardness
of heart--be fulfilled short of joining a monastery? Jesus gives
us the answer. "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am
meek and gentle in heart and you will find rest for your souls."
The Sanskrit word for yoke is yuga and literally means 'that which
joins.' Jesus names what we cannot name. "Come to me," he says.
"Get into the yoke with me. Be joined to me. Walk alongside me, in
tandem, and you will find the fulfillment your soul is looking for."
We need only two things to be resurrected: the desire that is yet
unmet in our hearts, and the willingness to risk going to Jesus to
fulfill that desire.

--from "Jesus Is Here, Resurrecting the Cracked and Hardened Heart"
by The Rev. Canon Renée Miller

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