The Lectionary text this week comes from Matthew, often referred to as the “teacher’s gospel.” This passage in particular is one that highlights the blessing that is the teaching of Jesus. To be honest, this scripture goes everywhere. At first, we find Jesus followers, and Jesus in particular, to be under harsh scrutiny. Then, we learn some things about wisdom. After that, the lectionary saw fit to include some verses a few lines down, the famous passage about Jesus’ yoke being easy, and his burden light.
I found it difficult to wrap my head around each direction this scripture seemed to be going, but the scripture seemed to be getting at something, warning against something, prompting us to move in a certain direction.
- Matthew 11:16 - 19
- Matthew 11:25 - 30