In Mark 6:31-32, Jesus said to His disciples, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. Now I would be lying if I did not share that I am looking forward to getting away next week on a long planned-and-hoped-for family vacation. However, I would also be lying if I did not share that I feel a twinge of guilt in going away.
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything but is thrown out and trampled under foot.” NRSV “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.” The Message I often wondered after reading or he