“All you who are weary and find life burdensome” is a figure of speech drawn from the laboring people of Jesus’ time-hard-working slaves and farmers who were bent low for long hours at a time by the heavy burdens carried on their backs. It comes to us, in the Gospel, as a symbol of the heavy burdens we are asked to carry in this life-physical, emotional, spiritual. “Come to Me, all you who are weary . . .I will refresh you.” This is a standing invitation, Jesus extends to all. There are no exclusions. None! Black or White; Red or Yellow; rich or poor or middle-class; native or immigrant or refugee; high-and-mighty or low-and-downtrodden; famous or infamous-Jesus’ call goes out…
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