Rev. Dr. James DonaldJuly 06, 2008
Hear what Jesus says to his followers: "Take my yokeand learn from me." In
fact the most efficient way to teach an animal to plow is to harness them
to one who already knows how. Whether in a more gentle horse collar or the
more primitive ox yoke the reality is that the ignorant beginner is yoked
to one with whom to share the weight at the very least. And it doesn't take
much more to realize that a yoke feels even better if we go in the same
direction as the senior partner, to go in the direction being led.