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Mark 2:1 He was at home.
Instead of his iPhone pinging like crazy, or his email inbox filling up, or being woken up with an “emergency” work call, his work comes to his house and takes the roof off to get to him. A sick man is lowered down on a litter, through the ceiling tiles, and I can just imagine Jesus’ friends and family looking at him blankly: Well, how’s this going to shake out? Are we having all these people to stay for dinner? Are you going to fix this guy, and get us back to our regularly scheduled evening program? What in the world is going on here?
With a few words, Jesus puts everything into perspective. He reminds us that a broken spirit is more harmful than a broken body. And then he shows us that his love and mercy are able to heal both. That’s not a bad way to spend a day off.