A Working Vacation

A Working Vacation

The author of Matthew reports in chapter 14 that Jesus withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. Every time I read this text, I’m reminded of the profound need for every human being to take time away for respite and renewal. For even Jesus knew the importance of solitude. I assume that we’re all familiar with the concept of solitude. I’m not talking isolation and I’m not talking loneliness, but solitude. …