Saturday, May 25, 2024

Jesus begins to rest with the Apostles but ends up preaching to the people

Jesus begins to rest with the Apostles but ends up preaching to the people
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Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Mk 6:30-34
The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”
Gospel's Commentary
Today the Apostles are back from their mission. They are so happy! Jesus invites them to rest while He listens to their stories. They get together in a boat, perhaps that of Simon Peter’s. They spent most of the day in that mood. - When they get to the lake bank though, a big crowd was waiting for them. Jesus’ rest time becomes a time to serve: He listens to His Apostles and attends to the people. And you?

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