Saturday 9th February, 2013
Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want—Ps 22(23). Mark 6:30‑34.
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‘Come away and rest for a while.’
Sometimes in life busyness never ceases. The disciples had a new-found place in the community and were in demand. People were constantly coming and going, leaving no time to even eat. This sounds like the life many people lead today—going at a great pace and under pressure all the time.
Even disciples need to retreat sometimes. They had just returned from their mission and Jesus saw their need to draw apart for quiet. When the people followed, Jesus stepped in and offered them what they sought—a shepherd to guide and teach them.
Two questions for us. Do we take time out to be alone and rest? Do we listen closely to Jesus and allow him to teach us what is really important in life?