Fourth Saturday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday, February 9, 2019 WORD of the DAY 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 He 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. (Mark: 6: 30-34) How shall I live this Word? What does Jesus mean by ‘rest’? He invites the disciples to rest and then they find themselves again surrounded by the crowds. Perhaps for Jesus, the real rest for His disciples is to ‘remain with Him’, even in the midst of a crowd. It means learning to ‘be compassionate’. Jesus radiates, transmits, extends the communion and love that...