An Exodus to Rest

gospel-of-markThis coming Sunday is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. The scene is that Jesus and the disciples have been moving around the Sea of Galilee in ministry. They have been at it for a while. Jesus admonishes them: The admonition “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while” And so they look to put ashore and to just that. But the crowds follow. “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.”
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