A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Comfort in the dark

In today’s Gospel (John 6:16-21), the disciples are besieged by wind, waves, and darkness.

Suddenly they see Christ and hear his voice as he says,

It is I.
Do not be afraid

And then they are safe.

We all have rough times in our lives: when the winds of fortune seem against us, when waves of troubles batter us, when a famine of love afflicts our hearts, and there seems to be nothing around us but darkness.

May we never give in to despair, but may we always seek the light and the voice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to comfort us and guide us through the troubles of this world.

As we hear in today’s Psalm (33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19):

the eyes of the LORD
are upon those who fear him,
upon those who hope for his kindness,
To deliver them from death
and preserve them in spite of famine.