The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
We live in a society that expects us to be busy all of the time. We are expected to work long hours and take few breaks. Jesus knew that we also need to rest. Without time to ourselves, when can we reflect and think and pray? It’s very difficult to have a rewarding spiritual life if we don’t devote some of our time to not being busy.