Early in His ministry, Jesus was surrounded by thronging crowds of people who longed for His healing touch. In Mark 1, the disciples thought it might be good to capitalize on Jesus’ immense popularity. Yet Jesus made the strategic decision to keep moving and keep preaching– because He understood the mandate of His mission. What unique events unfolded at Peter’s home in Mark 1? What relevant lessons can this text teach us about keeping God’s gospel priorities at the center of our lives?