A way to live a mission in your daily work, paid or volunteer
Do what your job asks for (provided your job serves the common good) and you will find it satisfying.
Based on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
A way to live a mission in your daily work, paid or volunteer based on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/9/17.
Jesus has told the people to change their ways but they have refused. They will not pipe or dance as at a wedding; neither will they wail and mourn as at a funeral. John the Baptist neither drank nor ate but they called him a demon anyway. They have also complained about Jesus because he eats and drinks calling him a drunk and friend of wrong doers. However, God will prevail and the people will repent, i.e., change. Jesus goes on thanking God for revealing the truth to the weak, i.e., babes. Jesus has received God’s truth and so have those who accept Jesus’ teaching about God. Jesus invites all to come to him and his teaching. His teaching is a new yoke which is the new teaching his followers take on [a yoke is the harness that teams of draft animals wear on their necks]. It is teaching that his followers will find is gentle and gives rest to their spirits. It is “easy” and “light” unlike the teaching of many teachers who are teaching the Law of Moses.
A theme: Some reject Jesus’ teaching and some do not; those who accept his teaching find it a joy to follow.