March 11 Mark 6: 1 – 13 Moving On

Today’s reading is a strange one. We focus so much on God’s unending love and abundant patience, that it’s odd to hear Jesus giving his disciples permission to turn their back on unwelcoming towns, to literally shake the dust of that town off their feet. How can we reconcile these two pictures?

Well Jesus knew his disciples were only human. While God’s love is infinite, our time and energy is not. So Jesus gave his disciples permission to walk away, save their strength and look to new opportunities.

Is there anything you are doing that isn’t going anywhere, you are pouring in energy but it is a lost cause? Perhaps you need to hear Jesus’s permission let it go and move on to new opportunities?

Today’s thought comes from David