Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened

Matt 11:28-30. Jesus exclaimed, ‘Come to me, all you who labour and are

Jesus refreshesoverburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’
Most forms of addiction are rooted in pain – alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, to mention only a few modern-day compulsions. They all serve to kill some kind of inner pain the addict is experiencing – the pain of loneliness, failure, low self-esteem, rejection, depression and so on. However, the truth is that we all seek comfort, consolation and affirmation in one form or another. This is part of the human condition. No matter who we are or how stable and seemingly secure our lives are, we all long to know that we are loved, that there is someone we can turn to who loves and cares for us, no matter what we have done and no matter what predicament we find ourselves in. Most of us find this unconditional acceptance in our marriages and families and indeed extended families. Others are not so fortunate. Read more here
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