and many could guess where they were going. So, from all the towns, they hurried there on foot, arriving ahead of them.
As Jesus went ashore, he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he
began to teach them many things.
I am afraid Solomon chose poorly. David had chosen far
more wisely: David had chosen love. In the end of it all, we
see David standing justified and Solomon perishing in his
wisdom. Wisdom can only take you so far: it is far too calculative,
too cautious, too prudent. It plays safe, and wisely so! But
it is love that leaps over the impossibles, with a madness of
the heart that reason can never comprehend. Wisdom tells
you that Jesus and his disciples should have rested after such a
hard labor. Jesus himself knows that his disciples need some
rest. They need to take good food, sleep for eight hours, do
yoga, go for a health check-up every six months. After all, don’t
they have long years of ministry ahead? But then Jesus sees the
crowd. His heart takes over. Rest dismissed.
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