“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.