Mark: 1:29-39

What is important to note in today’s Gospel is that Jesus is very intentional about making time for prayer – He gets up early to have the time for quiet prayer and reflection.

We have to do the same thing to make the time for prayer, to carve out a few moments in our busy day to escape to the “deserted place” within our hearts to re-connect with God. It might be a few moments to read the day’s Gospel or one of the psalms, to offer a decade of the rosary, to read a few pages of a book by a spiritual master or just to be quiet in the peace of God.