Into the Desert

The Gospel reading for January 18th provides as a geopolitical gathering of the people. Seems God doesn’t draw harsh boundaries. He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. What am I missing?

Gospel of Mark 3:7-12




Region of Galilee & Judea

All of Israel

The World


Seat of Peter



Seat of Moses



Mining (Salt/Copper),little water and agriculture, a very poor place. Caravan trade.

Every oppressed place, the forgotten, the poverty of the world.

Beyond the Jordan

Girgashites, 7 Nations, the Clay People,  Displaced and Discarded

Every diaspora. Clay People,  Displaced and Discarded.

Tyre and Sidon

Commerce, Trade, Finance

All wealth


Nothing but encounter

Everything, Everyone


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