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Tynan goes to Japan : Part One

So, I'm in Japan right now. I stayed up all night packing, laundering, and cleaning the kitchen so that it would be pleasant when I got back. Jonah and Evan hung out with me to keep me awake. The best part was that I miscalculated the time and had to race to the bus station at top speed on my electric skateboard with my suitcase on my back. Luckily it's the best suitcase ever, so that was doable.

Todd and I made no plans prior to our day of departure. No hotel. No tours. Nothing. We didn't really even read about Japan. Early that morning, though, I scrambled and wrote some posts to craigslist looking for a place to stay. One guy responded, offering a very cheap room with bunk beds near Tokyo. With no better alternatives, we agreed.

Our flight went without incident. I spent it learning Mega Memory, watching Survivor Season 3, and sleeping just enough to get adjusted to Japanese time. Todd took a video of me sleeping, snoring, and tossing my head left and right as I tried to stay situated on the tiny little headrest.

day 14 | mark 4-6

On grow

To be "unclean" means you're alone. You can't hang out with other people. You can't worship God in the temple. You can't touch anything that other people touch. You're cut off.

Back in the day, a menstruating woman was considered unclean, but it wasn't because of the blood. It was because the blood was leaving her. The life was leaving her. Touching her was like touching a dying thing, and that made you unclean because it was like the life was leaving you, too.

So, this woman touches Jesus' cloak and he feels the power leave him. Involuntarily. He didn't send the power out. It was taken from him by an unclean woman who'd been bleeding for many years. When he identifies her, he calls her daughter. On top of that, he tells her that her faith made her well.

He didn't say, "I made you well."

He said, "Your faith has made you well."

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