16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus saw that the apostles needed to rest and eat.
What has been your experience of finding a restful place after a busy day?
When Jesus saw the crowd, he recognised their need and reached out to them.
Who has been a Jesus person for you, someone who recognised your need and reached out to you?
Great Shepherd of your flock, you search for us when we are lost, you cheer us when we are dismayed, your lift our hearts when we are tired or afraid.
Come to us now and show yourself a true shepherd, seeking the lost and leading us home,
that we may rejoice always in your care for us. Amen.
(adapted from reflections on the Gospel by Kieran O’Mahony OSA, www.tarsus.ie )