“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. 

“Who Do You Say I Am?”

Jesus 2

Awhile back the angels asked to post on the Gospels from Sundays. With Love and Gratitude- Here is the Gospel of Luke 9:18-24

Once when Jesus was praying by himself,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist;
others, Elijah;
still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”
He scolded them
and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all,
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”

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Jesus is predicting His Passion and preparing the disciples for what is to come. It would seem as if Jesus were to be preparing the disciples for their own ministry with Christ- but the words can still be applied today. Bringing our awareness to the fullness of God, our walk and service in Christ, focusing on the ways of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. , and denying the old way of living for Christ Jesus. 

In Jesus’ Name