the ones calling out His name as
He went off to a solitary place
perhaps some perished even while He prayed
and then left, healing no more in that place
so as to reach neighboring towns
and did He grieve the ones left suffering?
what of them--did they still pray
or fall to hopeless despair?
though fully God, our Christ was human
and we are limited in these mortal bodies
so shall we do nothing in the name of fairness?
or do small works knowing that
spreads faster than healing
(inspired by Mark 1:29-39)