I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Reflections for Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time February 9, Mark 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.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them.

When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
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My Reflections:
What will happen to us if we are all work? We become creatures of this world solely devoted to the activities of this world. Jesus recognized this situation that’s why He invited the apostles to go to a quite place and rest for a while. Perhaps Jesus did this so that the apostles would be able to reflect on their mission and their relationship with Him. Perhaps Jesus wanted them to have a deepening of their connection and faith in Him.

We very much need this also, everyday we need to find a quite place for prayerful reflection about our relationship with God. We need this for us to be aware that life is not all about the temporal things of this world: Such as power, money, place of prominence and the like.

There’s more to life than what this world offers us. And we could only discover it if we would allocate daily solemn time with God. Let us therefore reserve reflective time for God before we reserve time for this world. 

Do you find time for God everyday even for only a minute?

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