Invite God to be with you as you and bless your time together.
At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. - Luke 4:42
But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray. - Luke 5:15-16
Reflect on the following questions. Feel free to share your answers or just ponder them in your heart.
- Why do think Jesus would regularly slip away to "lonely places?"
- What role do you think the regular practice of silence and solitude played in Jesus’ emotional health and spiritual life?
- What challenges would Jesus have faced to carve out time to be alone with himself and God? Do you face any similar challenges?