Sunday, July 22

Gospel for Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—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 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.”

What strikes you most about this event?

Just drink in what this event is saying to you.

What from this event can you carry into your day?

Heritage word—“God’s love touches us with the intimate awareness of how much we are loved.”

(Sister Mary Louise Ann, 8th Provincial of the Toledo Province)

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