On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: February 4, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

We live not for ourselves but in the service of the Lord our God. And He Wills that we lead His people into our Heavenly inheritance purchased by the blood of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Just as we are called to be leaders, we too are servants of the Lord and His chosen leaders for us. It is only in humble service that we give glory to the Lord.

There is much to do and often it can overwhelm us. Hence it is of great importance that we make time to be quiet and rest in the presence of the Lord. To recollect and to be rejuvenated through His grace.

Praise be to the Lord our God, may our works be pleasing to Him,give Him glory, now and forever. Amen

First reading
Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21

Through Christ, let us offer God an unending sacrifice of praise, a verbal sacrifice that is offered every time we acknowledge his name. Keep doing good works and sharing your resources, for these are sacrifices that please God.
Obey your leaders and do as they tell you, because they must give an account of the way they look after your souls; make this a joy for them to do, and not a grief– you yourselves would be the losers. I pray that the God of peace, who brought our Lord Jesus back from the dead to become the great Shepherd of the sheep by the blood that sealed an eternal covenant, may make you ready to do his will in any kind of good action; and turn us all into whatever is acceptable to himself through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever, Amen.

Mark 6:30-34

The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, ‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat. So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But people saw them going, and many could guess where; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.

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