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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Taking time out for self

Hello everyone, today's blog reminds how important it is to take time out for yourself. In our society we all get extremely busy. People have unlimited access to us through cell phones, text messages, email and many other venues. Someone or something is always trying to get our attention. It's amazing that we don't all go crazy between family, work and church.

In our text for reflection today, we are invited to take a page out of Jesus book. Christ healed all day and then (got little) he went away by himself to rest and refresh himself. (please note that Christ only intention was to heal Simon's mother and spend time with friends, but like us Jesus found himself in overwhelming situations.)

Mark 1:29-39

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

35 In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, ‘Everyone is searching for you.’ 38He answered, ‘Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.’ 39And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.
Today take more time out than a 30 minute lunch break to refresh yourself, take some real time to relax and regroup your energy and thoughts. Then it's back to work like Jesus.

Until tomorrow ~ Be Well

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