If the Yoke Fits, Wear It!

Shoulder My yoke and learn from Me for I am gentle and humble of heart

Matthew 11:29
Zechariah 9:91-10; Psalms 145:1-2,8-11,13-14; Romans 8:9,11-13; Matthew 11:25-30

Let me begin with the words of a Saint: “No one heals himself by wounding another.” -1

Echoing these words is a simple allegory about three men who set out on a journey. Each carried two sacks around his neck — one in front and one in back. The first man was asked what was in his bags. “In this one on my back,” he said, “I carry all the kind deeds of my friends. In that way, they are out of sight and out of mind, and I don’t have to do anything about them. They’re soon forgotten. This sack in front carries all the unkind things people do to me. I pause in my journey every day to take them out and air them, lest I forget them. It slows me down, but nobody gets away with anything.”

The second man was asked what was in his sacks. “In this one on my back, I keep all my bad deeds. I keep…

To view this resource, log in or sign up for a subscription plan

Scroll to Top
Sign up to get our Free
"Preachers Welcome Package" eBook
(Plus, a few more FREEBIES)