Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
Feb 08, 2020 – Saturday
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
“Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.”
Jesus got tired too, so he understood when the apostles were tired after a long journey, after a mission. So he tells them to rest....It is our duty to rest too, relieve our weariness with sleep, have a lazy day, or do less strenuous tasks. Enjoy nature, go walking, admire God’s creations.
Being tired can make us aware we are human, being weak can make us humble, see that we are not invincible, or superhuman doing everything others cannot do. It also gives us time to reflect , to be with others, engage in productive conversation, paint, or read.
We need that break to ensure that we don’t burn out. We need to rejuvenate our bodies and spirits or time to re-calibrate our goals. It’s okay to do nothing at all sometimes, make the mind go blank. It’s perfectly alright.