Naked thoughts on Mark 6:1-13:
He went home to preach. He went home a famous preacher. But they tried to bring him down - tried to "humble" him. Did he think he was better than them? They remembered when he played games with them. They remembered when he gave his mother white hair by running off in the City. They remembered his annoying precociousness. Did his success magnify their failures in their minds? He could not help them. He was amazed at their self induced ignorance!
So two-by-two he sent out the Twelve - to heal and exorcise. He sent them with all that they would need. He sent them with almost nothing. It was a field trip to learn faith.
"When you are somewhere, stay there until you leave." To some, he is telling them to find hospitality. To others, he is telling them to stop looking to see if the grass is greener on the other side. To me he is saying to be truly there for people. Don't be worrying about the next stop, be in the moment. In my case, listen with my whole self instead of thinking about what I'm going to say. Be present.