"My burden is light"

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me ... For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." So spake Christ Jesus. Upon him was laid a stupendous burden, that of proving the utter unreality of evil! And yet he could say, "My burden is light." Well for us that we can learn of him who in his brief experience proved mortality a myth.

What was it that enabled Christ Jesus to overcome all mortal beliefs, even the so-called law that man must die? What enabled him in the midst of hating, doubting thoughts to heal the sick, destroy imperfection, and raise the dead? What enabled him, though met by scorn, greed, unreceptivity, ingratitude, and treachery, to speak of his joy and peace? What enabled him in the hour of crucifixion, surrounded by hate and brutality, to say, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do," and to provide for his mother, directing that John take her under his care?

All through his work of healing and teaching, he was showing his followers how he accomplished his works; how he beheld God's perfect man and overcame the material evidence to the contrary. His teaching reveals that man is at one with God, that he expresses God. Since man is God's reflection, he expresses unlabored activity. His understanding of this fact was what enabled the great Master to say, "My burden is light." His constant awareness of man as God's reflection enabled him to perform his task. He knew that the work was his to do, and that the strength and intelligence which would enable him to perform the work came from God.

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True Freedom
November 14, 1942

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