When the challenges of being an authentic disciple seem overwhelming, we might call to mind Jesus' promise to be our faithful and ever-present yokemate, ever bearing, ever sharing whatever struggles we face as we travel his way and find our home in his world.
They realized the presence of Jesus as their yokemate and were able to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles in the pursuit of their ideals.
Through it all, the grace of Jesus, our loving, constant yokemate, will never falter or fail.
He is indeed Lord and God, and he is also our Brother, Friend, Teacher and Yokemate
who looks at each of us with a love that strengthens and supports us.