I have such an unhealthy desire to be relevant, to be seen and make headlines. Last night I browsed through Mark in the message and happened upon the following passage:

So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city.But people found him, and came from all over.

This phrase reminded me of a quote I read on the UNHEALTHY DESIRE FOR INFLUENCE AND IMPACT:

“In this condition we are trying to give to others an answer which we have not truly and deeply found for ourselves. The tragedy is that much of the vast network of Christian activity and service is bent on propagating an answer for people’s needs and problems which few of those propagating it are finding adequate in their own lives. We need to leave our lusting for ever larger spheres of Christian service and concentrate on seeing God for ourselves and finding the deep answer for life in Him. Then, even if we are located in the most obscure corner of the globe, the world will make a road to our door to get that answer. Our service of help to our fellows then become incidental to our vision of God, and the direct consequence of it” Roy and Revell Hession, We would see Jesus, p.15