A day in the life…

Mark 1:29-39

A day in the life of Jesus

After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James, and John went home with Simon and Andrew.  Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once.  He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.  That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon-possessed.  The whole town gathered near the door.  He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn’t let the demons speak, because they recognized him.  Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.  Simon and those with him tracked him down.  When they found him, they told him, “Everyone’s looking for you!”  He replied, “Let’s head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That’s why I’ve come.”  He traveled throughout Galilee preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons. (CEB) 

Jesus had a busy day doing Kingdom and Discipleship things…  but – in my favour, my day has a longer list of things!  What might Jesus have to say about my typical day or, YOURS?

Jesus – a typical day

Phil – a typical day

Teaching and preaching in the synagogue

Healing mother-in-law

Having meal with mates

Open-house healing session

Confront evil

Sneak off for some quiet time with god

Make plans to do the same all across region

Get up slightly later than intended


15mins morning prayer

Fanny about on the internet for a while

Realise that it is later than imagined

Make coffee to focus the mind

Catch up on what happened on internet while making the coffee

Realise someone is wrong on the internet and spend a long time putting them straight and coffee has gone cold…

Make another coffee to focus the mind

Catch up on what happened on internet while making the coffee

(repeat until lunch)

Drive a long way for a meeting that probably, in the grand scheme of things won’t make much difference to anyone

Decide that it’s about time I did some academic reading

Delay this until after I have made the tea and been out for a bike ride

Decide that my brain works better in the morning – so reschedule the academic reading

Binge-watch Netflix

Evening prayer

Resolve that tomorrow will be better!

Read book – fall asleep before getting very far…

Wake up at 3am for the curse of the middle-aged man!

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