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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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Gospel text (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.” 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.

Illustration: + Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today the Apostles are back from their mission. They are so happy! Jesus invites them to rest while He listens to their stories. They get together in a boat, perhaps that of Simon Peter’s. They spent most of the day in that mood.

_When they get to the lake bank though, a big mob was waiting for them. Jesus’ rest time becomes a time to serve: He listens to His Apostles and attends to the people. And you?