Many like to suggest theology, doctrine, etc… doesn’t matter — even to the point of having statements like that enshrined in formulaic paragraphs.
But Jesus actually does care about your theology. If theology is as St. Augustine first noted, the study of the divine (“de divinitate rationem sive sermonem,” De civitate Dei, 8.i ), then this reasoning needs to be proper. It doesn’t have to be exact and our soul’s fate is not dependent upon whether or not we do get all of the answers on the test correctly. However, the reasoning of the mind will transform the heart. This is not merely a Christian principle, but one explored in modern therapeutic models.
Let’s look at this meme.
One, the word “disciple” is literally “student” in the Greek. Jesus was a teacher and his followers were His students. He taught them things — reasoning things about the divine. Those times when Jesus was said to have “opened” their eyes, mind, understanding, He is imparting to them some revelation.
In Matthew 11.28-30, Jesus is speaking about burdens and yokes. This is a rabbinic saying about schools and school curriculums. Jesus is literally saying “come to me, my teaching is easy” as opposed to the religious lawyers who were insistent upon heaping more requirements about the laity.
Jesus is saying that His reasoning about God is actually important.
So… again…. Jesus does care about your theology. He does care about your reasoning about God.
And if you need a larger narrative picture here, think about all the times Jesus used His teachings to counter what He considered non-divine teachings. Why? Because these things matter.
Also, I hope you get the point about literally, because….