The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
Because Yeshu sent them to do work like his own work, his close disciples are now called apostles, meaning ‘sent-ones’. After his death these apostles were to be those would teach Yeshu’s words to the sangha (dge.’dun) of the first Christians.
Their recent work had tired them out, and they needed rest.
But it was not to be, because Yeshu loves poor neglected people, those who will listen to his words and need his help. Read on to find what happened next on that long day..