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."
But this same Gospel reminds us that, even when we are taking some well-deserved time off, we must be faithful to our mission of sharing God’s grace with others.
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.