Take my yoke upon you. My yoke is easy, and my burden light.
Every now and then a familiar line from Scripture will suddenly lose resonance for me. It’s not a good feeling. Right away I find myself batting at it like a radio gone dead, as though batting at it will make it work for me again. It doesn’t help that I have to wrestle first with the truth: there’s really no way to be sure what Jesus actually said. I’m no Bible scholar, and so there’s nothing to do but trust that, after two millennia of translations, these words are at least true to what a disciple (whom Tradition has named Matthew) wrote down. Read more