Sunday, February 10, 2013

Living Every Day

Gospel Mk 6:30-34

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.”
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.

When Jesus 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.

Looking around, there is so much to be done to turn this world back to God. There’s temptation and sin everywhere. As God’s servants, this load of work may keep us so occupied that we might forget about replenishing ourselves. So, today, Jesus invites us to eat and rest with Him.

Just as we forget to eat and sleep when we’re too busy working to meet deadlines or studying for an upcoming exam, we also tend to forget to eat and rest with the Lord as we become instruments of His work. Jesus isn’t simply talking about the physical food and sleep we need. He is talking about spiritual food and rest and that is Jesus Himself who is the bread of life. When we lack sleep and food, we tend not to function fully at work or school. Similarly, when we don’t replenish ourselves with God, the fruits we bear wouldn’t be just as good.

Let us always remember that we are all part of the Work in Progress inventory of the Lord. He is always working in us to keep making us better. And though we have enough to share already, there is still more that we can share if we allow God to fill us more every day. Remember, too, that it is not just us who need of this food and rest that Jesus is talking about. The next person you'll see needs it just as much, or even needs it more, so don’t forget to share.

Eat of the bread of life every day. 

Share the bread of life every day. 

Live every day.


  1. I like this reflection. Galing! Sino si SG?:)

    I hope this post will remind us that as christian, we are called to leadership/discipleship. And I hope also that it will help us appreciate the importance of reading our bible. As a christian leader and servant, our number one "todo" each day must be: knowing Christ by reading and reflecting on scriptures. And these reflections, personal reflections, are the "bread" that we are going to share with others.

    PS: True witnessing comes from our personal experiences and reflections.