There’s a disconnect between Jesus telling us His “yoke is easy, and His burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30) and the reality that many Christians live each day. For those who live in countries where they are not free to be Christ-followers, how is their burden light? For those who are denied provisions and healthcare because of their profession of Jesus, how is it that His yoke is easy?
Many in the West may have a bit of trouble relating to this. For them, life is easy. They are pursuing some variant of the American dream while claiming to follow Jesus. It would seem they have it all. I submit that those who think this way are looking at life through an American-centric lens and may not be yoked to Christ at all.