The Lord is Our Shepherd

We read in Mark about Jesus being a shepherd to his people.  (“He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.”)  But not quite an enthusiastic one, it seems!  He was hounded by demanding crowds, with barely time to recover, regain his strength, regain that power that left him when he healed.
… So I can’t help noticing that Jesus was sometimes a reluctant healer.  Why do I say that?

We Remember Them

The Mark reading is the story of Jesus’s death. Usually a Good Friday reading, it relates Jesus’s last moments before he died. We know that this was not the final chapter in his life though. He had told his disciples several times that he was going to die, but that he would be raised on the third day, and it was so. We have just recently celebrated Easter and his resurrection.

Today we commemorate the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.