“He Began To Teach Them Many Things”

Compassion of Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel Readings. WIth love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Mark 6:30-34. MK 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.

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Jesus guides us all in his teachings, as a shepherd would his sheep. When sheep hear their shepherd’s voice, they know him- and he knows them. In the same way, Jesus calls us to Him and asks us to listen to his Word, which contains life, and nourishes, strengthens, and guides our hearts. Like a good shepherd, he does not wish for any of his sheep to be lost. Jesus knows and loves every one of us (His Kingdom), and staying close to him will always bring us to greener pastures. 

“What Are You Looking For?”

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 1: 35-42  JN 1:35-42

John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” — which translated means Teacher —,
“where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.
It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
He first found his own brother Simon and told him,
“We have found the Messiah” — which is translated Christ —.
Then he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of John;
you will be called Cephas” — which is translated Peter.

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Jesus had said that “He is the Good Shepherd…..I know my sheep and my sheep know me.  My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they will follow me….” (JOHN 10: 14,  27). Here in this reading,  this is highlighted by the accounts from the disciples and Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit who helps us to recognize Jesus’ voice, Jesus himself and his Word of Everlasting Life. Jesus has known us from the beginning. When Jesus speaks, we recognize through His Holy Spirit, that he is the Good Shepherd, the Salvation of many, One with the Father. To know Jesus is to know the Father- who is the Everlasting and Eternal God I AM; Heavenly Father to us all.

“For My Yoke Is Easy, And My Burden Light”

Jesus

Awhile back the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel Readings. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Matthew 11:25-30 MT 11:25-30

At that time Jesus exclaimed: 
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father. 
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves. 
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

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Jesus invites us to come to him and to God- always.  God has given Jesus complete Authority over God’s Kingdom, and has Glorified the Son in doing so.  With God all things are possible and Jesus asks us to come to Him and to God with all matters. Trusting in the Lord, in His  Power and Authority, recognizing that with Jesus- there is rest and the Divine Peace of Christ that dwells within every heart that comes to Him.