16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
July is a time for family vacations. In today’s Gospel, Jesus wants to give his disciples a break after they return from their two-by-two mission, and they all need some quiet time. Retreats are important. Everyone can relate to that.
For Jesus and the disciples, no such interlude was granted. Waiting on the shore for Jesus and his men were more than 5,000 hungry believers who had preceded him on foot.
Sometimes we, too, are called to press on and do more than we think we can.
Deacon Dick Folger