Mark 1:35 -39 Early Morning

James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Jesus Went Out into a Desert Place (Jésus va dans un endroit désert), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 6 5/16 x 10 7/16 in. (16 x 26.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.80 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.80_PS1.jpg)

And early, when it was still dark, having risen, he went out and went into a deserted place and there spent time praying. And Simon and those with him hunted him down, and they found him and said to him: ‘Everyone is looking for you.’

And he said to them ‘Let us go elsewhere, into the neighbouring towns, so that I might preach there also. For I came out for this reason. ‘

And he went preaching into their synagogues through the whole of Galilee and casting out demons. 

Thank you, dear Jesus,
for all you have given me,
for all you have taken away from me,
for all you have left me.

Thomas More (c.1478-1535)

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