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Mark 3:7-12

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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.

Mark 3:7-12
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    • Jesus did not seek popularity: he was not looking for 'likes' or 'followers' to bolster his identity. He knew who he was. My identity, too, lies in my being a child of God, in my loving relationship with the source of life.
    • The people took notice of what Jesus was doing and turned to him. How does this speak to me in this time of prayer?
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    • All Christians say, ‘You are the Son of God!’ Yet our apartheid in faith is striking. Christian martyrs in Africa were even divided in the flames that consumed them together. Still, we are now trying for unity and mutual respect. There are a thousand flowers in God’s garden.
    • You say, Lord, that they who are not against you are with you. You are the builder of our house. Though we are imperfect disciples, we are still your living stones. Lord, let me risk even one initiative for unity and for a common service of love.
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    • The magnetism of Jesus is revealed here. Ordinary unimportant people offer him an enthusiastic reception. They approach him with one desire – to touch him and be healed. Loving energy flows out from Jesus.
    • Am I easy about joining this enthusiastic crowd of poor people? Can I admit that I too need the healing touch of the Son of God? Do I radiate healing to others?
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    • Jesus recognized that there is a time for silence. I ask God to guide me to know when I might speak and when silence is my better witness.
    • People came to Jesus for healing; in his presence the attraction of light and wholeness was evident. As I spend this time with Jesus, I let him quell any spirits in me that are not for my good.
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    • Jesus recognized that there is a time for silence. I ask God to guide me to know when I might speak and when silence is my better witness.
    • People came to Jesus for healing; in his presence the attraction of light and wholeness was evident. As I spend this time with Jesus, I let him quell any spirits in me that are not for my good.