All of us as Christians often have burdens to bear and sometimes these burdens can be almost too heavy. At the same the promise of Jesus is that for those who follow him, their yoke will be easy and the burden will be light. But “how can the burden be light if the suffering is heavy?” The question was posed by the great Danish Christian writer of the nineteenth century Soren Kierkegaard. The presentations in this seminar are biblically based but also draw on the rich tradition of Christian spiritual writings and contemporary research to help Christians answer this vital question. Many Christians have found new joy and freedom through learning to carry their burdens lightly.