Saturday 9 February 2019

About Today Readings

Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21. Psalm 22(23). Mark 6:30-34.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want – Psalm 22(23).

‘Come away and rest for a while.’

With their life on the road, the apostles needed rest for their bodies. They experienced refreshment for their souls and a recharging of their spirits through friendship with Jesus. He recognised their need for rest and quiet. This should remind many of us that rest is not an indulgence we may allow ourselves only in extreme circumstances but part of the necessary rhythm of our lives.

For Christians, there should be a corresponding rhythm in our spiritual lives. Like the apostles, we are at the service of our brothers and sisters. We too need to turn to God continually for the recharging and renewal of our spirits, for God’s work cannot be done by human means alone.

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