The Adult Bible Study Guide focuses on the central invitation of Jesus: come to me. Most of us know the promise of the lesson's memory text from Matthew 11:28—if one approaches the divine, rest from the labors of life will come. But the spiritual truth extends beyond catching some zzzzzzz. This radical concept, that rest is not compensation for work, but is instead essential disciple-like action for belief, offers a political critique of contemporary notions of labor and reward. This yoke is different; it unites.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/11342