How do you recognize your longing for quiet, silence and solitude?
What do you notice in your body, your mind, and your soul that helps bring that longing to the surface?
Mark 6:30-34 NIV
The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
For Reflection and Prayer:
Was there a word, phrase or image which stood out to you as you listened to the text?
What affect did the text have on you? Can you name it? Bring it into a conversational prayer with Jesus and journal your dialogue.
What did you notice about Jesus in the text? Ponder, dwell on what you noticed about him. Perhaps you might have a conversation with him about what you noticed.
What do you want or need from Jesus right now? Ask him in your prayer.