Mark 3:7-12 Reflection – Love Refills our Emptiness

Reflection on Mark 3:7-12 ~

Jesus understands the limits of our humanity. For example, when we remember our yesterdays, many of those days were filled with uplifting glory. However, we are also in the world with days that are challenging, when we must withdraw in prayer and silence to wait while God’s calming sustenance and love refills our emptiness. Trinity’s giving of joy and peace then helps us to reject the weight surrounding us so like Jesus we can be available and present for others.

Jesus Sits by the Seashore and Preaches. James Tissot, Brooklyn MuseumJesus Sits by the Seashore and Preaches, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Mark 3  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

A Multitude at the Seaside

Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon. He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; 10 for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him. 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, “You are the Son of God!” 12 But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.

Thank you for meditating on this daily reading of the Gospel and considering this reflection on Mark 3:7-12.