Youth Ministry Meets every Wednesday from 7-9pm in the Parish Outreach Center (two story house in front of Gym). More info HERE
El Ministerio de los Jovenes se reunen todos los miercoles de 7-9pm en la casa de dos pisos que está enfrente del gimnasio. Mas informacion AQUI
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mark 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 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.
In this Gospel, the apostles rejoined Jesus and told Him all they had done and taught. And He said to them, “Come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while.” These verses show how Jesus formed His disciples. He was not concerned only with the content of the preaching, but also with rest for the disciples. He invited them to go to a lonely place so as to be able to rest and review what they had done.
The people noticed that Jesus had gone to the other side of the lake, and they followed Him trying to go to Him by foot, to the other shore. So, as He stepped ashore He saw a large crowd, and He took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd and He began to teach them at some length. Seeing that crowd, Jesus was sad, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. He forgets about His own rest and begins to teach them. In becoming aware that the people have no shepherd, Jesus began to be their shepherd. He begins to teach them. As the psalm 23: 1:3-5 says. Jesus wanted to rest together with His disciples, but the desire to respond to the needs of the people impels Him to leave rest aside. Something similar happens when He meets the Samaritan woman. The first thing is to respond to the people who look for Him. Then He can eat.
Then Jesus began to teach them many things. The Gospel of Mark tells us many things that Jesus taught. The people were impressed: A new teaching! He taught them with authority! It was unlike that of the scribes! (Mk 1: 22.27). Teaching was what Jesus did the most (Mk 2: 13; 4: 1-2; 6: 34). This is what He usually did (Mk 10: 1). For another fifteen times Mark says that Jesus taught. To teach is not only a question of teaching new truths in order to say something. The content which Jesus gave did not only appear in His words, but also in His gestures and in His way of relating with people. Jesus’ teaching manifested itself in a thousand ways. Jesus accepts as disciples not only men, but also women. He does not only teach in the synagogue, but also in any place where there were people to listen to Him: in the synagogue, in the house, on the shore, on the mountain, on the plain, in the boat, in the desert. It was not the relationship of pupil-teacher, but of disciple to Master. The professor teaches and the pupil is with him during the time of the class. The Master gives witness and the disciple lives with Him 24 hours a day. It is more difficult to be a Master than a teacher! We are not pupils of Jesus, we are His disciples! The teaching of Jesus was a communication that came from the abundance of His heart in the most varied forms.
- What do you like about Jesus’ teachings? Why?
- What do you find easy and hard about Jesus’ teachings? Why
- Have you ever taught someone something about Jesus? How was that experience?
- In what ways can you teach the world about Jesus and his Church?
XVI Domingo Ordinario
Tema: Nuestro Maestro
San Marcos: 6: 30-34
En aquel tiempo, los apóstoles volvieron a reunirse con Jesús y le contaron todo lo que habían hecho y enseñado. Entonces él les dijo: "Vengan conmigo a un lugar solitario, para que descansen un poco", porque eran tantos los que iban y venían, que no les dejaban tiempo ni para comer.
Jesús y sus apóstoles se dirigieron en una barca hacia un lugar apartado y tranquilo. La gente los vio irse y los reconoció; entonces de todos los poblados fueron corriendo por tierra a aquel sitio y se les adelantaron.
Cuando Jesús desembarcó, vio una numerosa multitud que lo estaba esperando y se compadeció de ellos, porque andaban como ovejas sin pastor, y se puso a enseñarles muchas cosas.
Reflexión/ Aprenda Más:
En este Evangelio, los apóstoles se reunieron con Jesús y le contaron todo lo que habían hecho y enseñado. Y les dijo: "Vayan solos a algún lugar solitario y descansen un rato". Estos versículos muestran cómo Jesús formó a Sus discípulos. No solo le preocupaba el contenido de la predicación, sino también el descanso para los discípulos. Los invitó a ir a un lugar solitario para poder descansar y revisar lo que habían hecho.
- ¿Qué te gusta de las enseñanzas de Jesús? ¿Por qué?
- ¿Qué le parece fácil y difícil acerca de las enseñanzas de Jesús? ¿Por qué?
- ¿Alguna vez le has enseñado algo a alguien sobre Jesús? ¿Cómo fue esa experiencia?
- ¿De qué maneras puedes enseñarle al mundo acerca de Jesús y su Iglesia?