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On Repentance and Defeating Despair

But perhaps you will allege weakness of nature as the excuse, and inability to bear the yoke. And what kind of defense is this, that you do not have strength to bear the easy yoke, that you are unable to carry the light burden? Is recovery from fatigue a grievous and oppressive thing? For it is to this that Christ calls us, saying, “Come unto Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest; take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” For what can be lighter, I ask, than to be released from anxieties, and business, and fears, and labors, and to stand outside the rough billows of life, and dwell in a tranquil heaven?

Book 2 – Part 2: Humanity: Easy to Fall, and to Recover (Pg. 130)

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