There are some real parallels between our situation and the early part of Mark's gospel. Jesus was launching a new project and so focused on timing, location, vision and leadership. Surprisingly we find him walking in Galilee and picking some fishermen to be on his team! Here we are, two millennia later and Jesus' church project continues in surprisingly unimpressive places with people like us . . . we too are called to repent of self-focus and join Jesus in giving ourselves away as he builds his church!