Take a break, do nothing, think.

There are days when nothing gets reported and that may well be divinely ordained so as to give time for what has been said to shape our lives.

“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.” (Matthew 17 v 1)

Matthew and Mark say it was the sixth day after the announcement of his death and resurrection, Luke says it was the 8th day. It depends on how you count. So count Monday to Monday and you either have eight days or six days depending on whether you count the first and last day. Similarly the time frame between the death and resurrection of Jesus is counted as three days.

So for around 1 week there isn’t anything recorded of what was taking place for Jesus and his disciples. He had told them the hallmarks of discipleship and spoke of his Passion and then nothing.

So, perhaps it was ordained for them to simply, “Disciples, think on that for a while.”

It is good to take time to do nothing new so that what you have heard, read or experienced can shape your life.

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