Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Family Bible Study - Sunday, July 19th, 2009 - Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage - Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Mark 6:30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they
had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place
all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and
they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a
deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and
recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and
arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he
had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.


1) In the Gospel today, we see an example of prayer. The apostles told Jesus all they had done and taught and he took them away to a quiet place in order to rest with them. How often do you go to a quiet place and talk to Jesus about all that you’ve done, taught, and learned? What could you do to make more time to pray each day?

2) Jesus understood and had compassion for the crowd and so He began to teach them. Do you know that Jesus’ teachings are part of His compassionate love for you? Do you have compassion on others by teaching them what Jesus has to say?

3) The people were like sheep without a shepherd; in other words they were lost. We all know people who are lost, who don’t know about God and are going away from
Heaven. What can you do this week to help those people who are like lost sheep to
come back to Jesus, the Good Shepherd?
Used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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