On the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of Jesus having pity on the crowds which moved him to continue preaching to them in the Gospel of Mark. In our busy lives we often easily forget the need for a time to rest and pray. We must take the time to remain close to God, to allow the Holy Spirit to refill and renew our lives. Despite this, Jesus ultimately showed a heart of compassion to address the needs of the crowd. This reminds us that although we need to understand our own needs, sometimes we must make sacrifices to serve those who have deeper needs than we do.