The Gospel for the day the Book of Common Prayer is Mark 6:47-56.
It is a two-part story following Jesus feeding the multitudes earlier in the chapter.
Part 1- Jesus walks on the water/Part 2- Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret
Jesus’ words to the disciples in the boat- “It’s me. Do not be afraid!” They get to the other side of the lake, and folks are bringing the sick and ill wherever he went. It is a pretty straightforward lesson. “Gennesaret” translates better for us into “Galilee” or a a small town on the banks of the Sea of Galilee.
A couple of questions that I think the Gospel asks me today:
- What is it about Jesus in my life that cause me to be afraid?
- What are the real and present dangers in my life today?
- Who are the folks I need to bring to Jesus for healing?
- What are the things that require healing in me?
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