A Matter of Lifestyle

... and His reputation rapidly spread everywhere ...î

Mark 1:28
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalms 95:1-2,6-9; I Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28

A five-year-old boy had been naughty all day. His mother sent him to bed early for punishment. He marched off without a word of protest, but a few minutes later he returned, carrying his favorite stuffed animal, his piggy-bank and a few articles of clothing …

ìIím running away from home,î he announced. ìWhat will you do when you get hungry?î his father asked. ìIíll come home to eat,î the little fellow replied. ìWhat will you do when you run out of money?î asked the boyís father. ìIíll come home for some more,î the boy replied confidently. ìAnd what will you do when your clothes get dirty?î the father continued. ìIíll bring them home and Iíll let mommy wash them,î said the boy. Whereupon, the father turned to the boyís mother and said, ìOur son doesnít sound like heís running away, he sounds like heís going off to college.î

Simon Peter, Andrew and the other Apostles didnít exactly run away from home to follow Jesus.…

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