A Penitent Blogger

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

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Courage in the storm

Today’s Gospel (Mark 6:45-52) presents us with an account of our Lord walking on the water.

This miracle comes at a difficult moment for the disciples: they had been rowing all night against a strong headwind.

It was dark. They were tired and perhaps worried.

Then they became terrified.

We know how all of that feels.

It is at that moment that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ says,

“Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”

And then Jesus was with them.

In the storms of our own lives, may we hear the voice of Jesus say,

“Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”