A question based on Mark 3:7-12

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Mark 3:7-12

He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, 
so that they would not crush him.
He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him.

 What if I could touch you and be swept up in the crowd and we all finally realize our need for you to touch us in our aches and anxieties, in our poverties and perversions, in our sins and subtle ways of denial and we finally admit that our barefoot race with the wrong crowd we were chasing strength and surety, self-reliance and separateness and what if I could touch you along with this crowd who are weary and do not know where else to turn and I finally find myself among people who know the direction to experience heartfelt healing and genuine love and authentic community and that I get so close as to smell your hand wave over us with the scent of pure grace and I grasp your arm as you pull away to feel your pulse and believe that I am like you wanting more and more to belong among those with deep faith and what if I could touch you and you could touch me and I could find in my search and in my running that it is all worth the sweat to follow the crowd whose instincts are to press against you with a crush of love and discover that we can see your breath over us and know that you are speaking tender blessings of healing through the misty air before you get into the boat?



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