Yesterday I was driving on a road with three four-way Stop signs and at all three, no one would go. Has that happened to you?
I went to the Community Pool Saturday to swim some laps. You reserve a lane on-line, so when you get there you just go to your assigned lane and swim. It was very crowded and someone was in my lane. I walked up to them to find out that they are now putting two people in a lane for lap swimming on crowded days. Another person heard this and said they were going to leave because they didn’t know why someone was in their lane. Have you done that before, give up on something because someone isn’t there to instruct you?
There are small ways each day that we don’t move forward because we aren’t clear on how. The words Jesus ends this coming Sunday’s Gospel reading make me think of this.
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. Mark 6:34
It seems to me more and more we are becoming a “vast crowd”, especially after volatile polarization in our country and a pandemic sweeping across the world. It’s not clear what to do and how. What has this done to us spiritually? Has gathering for Sunday Mass with our community become unimportant? Is praying together as a family a priority in our homes?
I bet Jesus’ heart is moved with pity for us right now, and He continues to be our loving Shepherd. This week let’s open our hearts and minds to what Jesus our Shepherd is trying to teach us.
Be blessed by Jesus’ care for you this week!