In Mark 1:35-39 a short retreat is recorded. Jesus was the sole participant. He modeled something that people would be inspired and motivated by for thousands of years. He got away from a very busy schedule to be alone. He found solitude. He came out of his retreat refreshed, strengthened, energized, focused, empowered and determined.
Retreating brings life to us. We may feel guilty about taking the time to do it, but in the end we never forget it. We need a rhythm of work and rest, engagement and withdrawal. At the MARK Centre we encourage people to experience short retreats. Please watch this short video to hear of the impact of spiritual retreats.