The Invitation

Come close to me, every one of you who are constantly toiling,

carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders,

and I will lift it from you and refresh you.

Try my “yoke” for a change–my teachings, my way–

for I have a light touch and a humble heart.

Like I said, your whole being will be renewed,

because my yoke will fit you perfectly,

and in fact, when it is on your shoulders,

it will carry you.

Paraphrase of Matthew 11:28-30