Serving the Word: 4th February


Mark 6, 30-34:

“Come away by yourselves to a quiet place and rest a while…Jesus saw the crowd and felt sorry for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them calmly.”


In today’s Gospel, two very human traits of Jesus appear:

1: Jesus invites to rest. He understands that the apostles return tired and need to regain their strength.

Not everything is work and effort. We also need relaxation, rest and a peaceful and restorative time together.

2: Jesus has compassion for those who seek him like sheep without a shepherd.

And he is not in a hurry to give them what they are looking for and need. He began to teach them many things and he taught them calmly.

Rest as much as you can.

Don’t let yourself be carried away by work, by busyness, by everything that takes away the peace, calm and harmony in your life. In order to be able to continue to serve more and better and to keep on walking, we need, from time to time, to stop in an “oasis”.

In the midst of your busyness, don’t be in a hurry to serve people.

Don’t be anxious, don’t be impatient. Try to put into practice these teachings that Jesus gives us today.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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