Matthew 11:25-30 and Psalm 71
This passage offers praise to God and encourages those of us who identify with the Beatitudes. God acknowledges our pain and we can abide in His love.
How do we still our reality, parsing, and over analysis?
How do we become meek and humble; i.e. egoless?
How do we become simple, open, and receptive to what is?
How do we remove the burden of expectations?
In Psalm 71 the author thanks God for His steadfast strength, power and protection. He implores God to continue to help him as he is now old and no longer physically strong and his enemies want to vanquish him. He then thanks God again for what God has done and will do for him now and in the future. He trusts God and will continue to sing His praises. He also has faith that his enemies will be disgraced in the process.
How often do we praise ourselves for praising God?
How difficult is it for us to accept that people we find challenging are also loved by God?
How difficult is it to see the delight that God finds in them?