Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mark 1:35-39, Jesus Sneaks Away

Jesus sensed that he had worn out his welcome, so in the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.a

And Simon and his buddies hunted for him. When they found him, they said, "Jeez? What's up? Everyone is looking for you, man."

Jesus answered, "I bet Simon's mother-in-law isn't looking for me. Screw that scene, man. Let's go on to the neighboring towns so I can proclaim the message there also. Whaddaya say? C'mon. Proclaiming the message is what I'm all about."

And so Jesus and his posse went all through Galilee, proclaiming the messageb in their synagogues and casting demons out on their asses.

a. Some authorities add to himself
b. You'd think that by now Mark would have told us what exactly Jesus's message was, wouldn't you?

Jesus's efficiency improves by casting out three demons at a time