The Sabbath Promise

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Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…and you will find rest for yourselves.—Matthew 11:28-29

With most of our lives already full-to-overflowing with the demands of family and work alone, attempting to integrate the responsibilities of discipleship can seem like another burden or one more thing we "have to do." Jesus, however, promises us the opposite. A fully integrated discipleship, in the eyes of Jesus and of many great religions, provides rest and sanctuary from a busy world. As well as giving us the energy and vision to engage the world and struggle for our vision of what is good and right, our faith should and can also provide us with a safe time in which we can find rest and renewal from the pressures of our lives.

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Sojourners Magazine May 2005
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