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Mark 1:32-33 That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door.
When she came home, my mom needed to retreat into herself, to restore her energy—with prayer, deep thought, silence, and listening to God. This is the way she found the strength and courage to do her work.
Jesus heals the people who come to him, who are brought to him, who are compelled to find him. Jesus also has the good sense to heal himself with contemplation and solitude. May we also follow Jesus’ example—giving ourselves the time and space to restore ourselves so that we can continue to restore the kingdom.
MOVING FORWARD: Thank a nurse in your life today. If you don’t know a nurse, thank someone who helps you and gives you comfort.
Today the Church remembers William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836.