DAY 21

Mark 3:20,21 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Jesus was deemed by His family as “out of his mind” because He had become so committed to the affairs of others that He could not eat. Saint Paul’s words come to mind “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves “(Phil 2:3)
Jesus seemed unperturbed by this inability to eat, almost as though food was the last thing on his mind.

Come to think of it, there are many things we would very easily  prioritise over food. There are many moments in time when we seem to forget about ourselves. We don’t do so intentionally or maliciously, but it just becomes the results of particular learnings coming forth or an intrinsic desire to be help.

However, we would realise that Jesus in His ministry always found time to unwind in prayer by himself. In doing so, he stayed refreshed so he could have enough to give. We should not exhaust ourselves while being there for others because when that becomes the norm, there is very little real giving we can offer.

Besides, we can only give the extent to which we have.


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