Archive for February 8th, 2023

Jesus’ Yoke


Written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, author, and anti-Nazi dissident who was a key founding member of the Confessing Church.

Those who follow Jesus’ commandment entirely, who let Jesus’ yoke rest on them without resistance, will find the burden they must bear to be light. In the gentle pressure of this yoke, they will receive the strength to walk the right path without becoming weary.…Where will the call to discipleship lead those who follow it? What decisions and painful separations will it entail? We must take this question to him who alone knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ, who bids us follow him, knows where the path will lead. But we know that it will be a path full of mercy beyond measure. Discipleship is joy.


Written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, author of today’s meditation.

Lord Jesus, only you know where my path will lead, but I trust that, even if I do not know either the way or the destination, you are with me and before me, and I follow you with joy.

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