Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him (Mark 3:9)
It’s quite clear that the New Year has worn off a bit already. There are not fewer duties, but more, I’d say. There are new commitments to accept and new projects to realise, both at work and at home. And I’m just waiting for someone to appreciate me, or even more- to understand my intentions. Just a bit of vanity.
A little, teeny-weeny bit.
There’s only one “but”. Jesus warns me against it today. He shows that once he’d helped everyone at the lake, He was prepared to leave immediately. He did not stay to listen to appreciation and to succumb to the euphoria of the crowd. That was not what He came for.
Can I do it like that?
I must confess that not, really.