On their return the apostles told Jesus all they had done. He took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida. When the crowds found out about it, they followed him; and he welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured.
God of Welcome,
who gave us the Human One to follow;
Welcome us, teach us, heal us;
So that we may welcome, teach and heal others.
In the name of your Son, the great healer, Jesus,