Gospel According to Mark 6: 30-34
The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. And Jesus said, 'Come away and rest a while.' Jesus saw they were tired and he wanted to talk to them about their journeys, but there were a lot of people in town, coming and going in the marketplace.
So they went off in a boat by themselves to a deserted place. The town was small and they didn't have to go very far to find a place along the lakeshore. They thought they would tie up the boat, take their lunch and eat and rest.
But people saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them. Some knew about this nice spot along the shore and sent the message to the small towns around the lake that Jesus was going there.
When He disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with compassion for them. Although He was tired and hungry and wanted to be with his friends, His heart went out to the people looking for a leader, a Messiah.
They were like sheep without a shepherd and He began to teach them many things. Sheep are not dumb animals; they just need a leader to guide them on the right path to the pasture. Otherwise they can wander around looking for it. If they get distracted and stop along the way, the sheep dog barks and rounds them up with the rest of the herd.
Mark writes for his church community to remind them that they need a leader and teacher because they/we lose our way at times and get distracted and forget his teachings. That's why we read this today as a reminder that Jesus has compassion for his people.
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