Ord.Wk 4th: Saturday 8th February, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Solitude and Rest: In today’s Gospel, in Jesus’ wisdom He advised His apostles who were exhausted from their mission work, to withdraw from the crowd and go to a lonely place to have some rest.  Do we get carried away with work and forget to take the needed solitude to rest to renew ourselves, so that we can serve even better?

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 6:30-34

The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. And he said to them, ‘Come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that there was no time for them even to eat. So they went off in the boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves.

But people saw them going, and many recognised them; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.