Ready for the big weekend
This is the weekend for the big game.
This is the weekend for that long-planned getaway.
This is the weekend to curl up in a blanket, watch the snow outside, and “veg”.
We deserve to rest. We deserve to relax.
In today’s Gospel (Mark 6:30-34), the Apostles have worked hard and the Lord knows they need rest and relaxation.
He said to them,
“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place
and rest a while.”
But even in that time and place of rest and relaxation, Christ and the Apostles found people in need and opportunities for ministry.
May you and I find the rest and relaxation we truly need, but at every moment may we also be listening for the call of the Lord Jesus Christ to reach out with His love and truth to those close at hand who need it – even in times and places of rest and relaxation.