However, the needs of people in this world are truly overwhelming. This is seen quite dramatically in places like the earthquake-ravaged land of Haiti, but we can also experience encounter a tsunami of need close to home (we must help in both places, of course).
In today’s Gospel (Mark 3:7-12), our Lord attends to the needs of the multitude, but also takes prudent precautions.
He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him.
The needs of people are great. Our obligation to help is certain.
We must serve, with our whole hearts and with prudence.