Today we hear in the Gospel of St. Mark that, “Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon.
He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, “You are the Son of God!” But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.” MK 3:7-12
I always find it interesting that Jesus too wanted to get away from it all. Sometimes he just needed a little bit of quiet. Doesn’t this sound like us too. There are times when we need to just turn everything off and take some time to pause and gather our thoughts. Since Jesus also did this then I venture to say that we can also do it. Take some time each day to turn off and spend some time quiet. Our loving God is always grateful to hear from us.
Pat Schifini, OSU