This Sunday’s Gospel is a short and sharp one.
After sending His Apostles out to the region for some time, they returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves.
The homilist asks the question “Who amongst us is not tired?”
Everyone has their own daily challenges and difficulties and hence have some form of stress and pressure. Even if we serve in the Church and minister to our fellow brothers and sisters-Christ. There will be tough decisions or conversations to be held.
Jesus shows us the way, that we are not unbreakable.
We need to take a timeout.
But more importantly, this is not just an ordinary vacation. Jesus wanted them to go to a quiet place to pray. To be with the Father.
We need to connect to God, to draw strength for the road ahead.
So if you’ve been busy chasing all our goals in this material life, or even if you’ve been busy with Church work.
Don’t forget to take a break. To get away and spend some time with God, our Father.