My yoke is easy, and my burden light. While the image of a yoke was familiar to Jesus’ audience, we modern readers may not be able to relate so easily.   A yoke is made for two, like a team of oxen.   When oxen are young, they are taught to pull together when hitched to the yoke.   When one ox tries to go one way and the other a different way, they experience the pain of pulling against the yoke.   The harder they fight it, the worse it gets....