July 22, 2018. "Living Chaotic Lives." Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
How has your life become more chaotic in recent years? Most Americans live busy, chaotic lives. Many yearn for something else. In Mark 6, Jesus and the disciples are busy. They need a vacation to "re-treat" themselves. Yet they cannot get away from the needs of the world. Jesus has compassion. Followers of Jesus need to care for themselves. By caring for themselves, they care for others. Self-care requires intentionality. Most people need balance. Treat yourself in the presence of God.