Quotations:

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reflection for Saturday February 4, Fourth Week in Ordinary Time; Mark 6:30-34

Gospel: 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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Reflection:
Are you always busy with your worldly concerns?

Many are always very busy with earthly concerns that they don’t have time for God anymore. They don’t have time to be with Jesus at Holy Mass This is dangerous because what would happen if many are always busy with earthly concern and don’t have time for God anymore?

After working so hard in doing their mission the apostles returned and told Jesus about their accomplishments. Jesus recognized their effort and said to them: “Go to a quite place and rest a while and they went away in the boat to a secluded area by themselves (Mark 6:30-32). 

What did they do in that quite and secluded area? Perhaps they reflected about their mission, perhaps they reflected about their relationship with their master and teacher that is Jesus. Perhaps as close followers of Jesus they had an alignment of their mission and vision.  

In the frenetic pace of modern life the need to meditate and reflect on God’s role in our lives is not diminished. In fact, amidst the busyness of our lives we need to be reminded that there’s a God who is in-charge who always desire to introduce himself to us.

And one of the most effective methods of connecting with God is to find that precious time to rest our tired bodies in the bosom of our Lord. Even Jesus in His humanity always finds time to go to a quite place to rest and there He connects with God in prayer.

You therefore have to find time for God no matter how busy you are. For what good will it do you if you have all the riches in this world if you have no relationship with God? – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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