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Meditation 43 – Rest for the weary

At that time Jesus said ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

Matthew 11:25

Jesus praised God that he had revealed the truth of his word to little children. When Jesus refers to little children, he means those newly born of spirit and truth. He means those who have woken up the spirit and have given their spirit to the father. It is only when you are born again of spirit and truth that the truth of the scriptures becomes evident to you. It is a wisdom that is not of this world, for it is not given to people courtesy of their educational background, position or status in life. It is revealed to those who truly believe that there is a truth within us all that will set us free.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus speaks of weariness and burdens that we will be relieved of if we submit our lives over to him through the simple act of acknowledgment. Jesus is not referring to physical burdens or weariness, but of spiritual fatigue. He reveals how through a unconscious search for the truth in materialism, titles, positions, education, and relationships we deplete our spiritual energy. What he talks of is a means by which we can release ourselves from the burden of not knowing the truth. For the truth sets you free. It is the joy that is spoken of in the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl. In order to find the truth we must follow in his footsteps and learn to develop the spirit. It is the spirit that gives us the strength to persevere, the power to overcome vicissitudes and to hope in this world.

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