Mark 6:30-34 Reflection – The Gift of a Deserted Place

Reflection on Mark 6:30-34 ~

I have an early morning routine where I am able to pray and rest in silence. I am extremely grateful for this time, as I know it is not practical for many. If you know the gift of a “deserted place,” you are likely aware that it comes with the responsibility of reflecting the gathered light. With great joy and humility, the basket cover must come off to share and teach of the wondrous love of Jesus, whether internally, in a moment the Spirit unexpectedly directs you to be present for someone, or for a planned ministry.

Jesus Commands the Apostles to Rest James Tissot Brookyln MuseumJesus Commands the Apostles to Rest, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

End of Lectio Divina

Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Mark 6   New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Feeding the Five Thousand

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 6:30-34.