They were like sheep without a Shepherd: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail
“And they went away in a boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognised them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach many things.” (Mk 6: 32-34).
Wherever Jesus go, there the crowd is! Imagine a group of people with great zeal to see and hear what Jesus has to say. They are waiting for the Lord. This is the right attitude before we meet the Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Run, show your eagerness to have communion with the Lord.
As we are mesmerised by the Lord’s presence, He look at us with compassion. Jesus teach us, heal us and is in solidarity with how we feel, with our sorrow. True, we are like sheep without a shepherd. We stumble as many times as the the sun rises from the east and sets to the west. We need Lord Jesus, our Shepherd and our Guide for without Him, we are nothing.