A Penitent Blogger

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

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

“Do you not care that we are perishing?”

The storm in today’s Gospel (Mark 4:35-41) is a powerful metaphor for the lives of many in these difficult times.

In this storm, some of us might wonder as the disciples did: “Do you not care that we are perishing?”

In that ancient storm, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ showed his mastery of the frightening things of this world.

As it was then, so it is now and forever.

And even if it be his will that the storm overwhelm us, if we should say “Do you not care that we are perishing?” the Lord will again speak to us.

From the cross.

And he will say,

“Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?”

And by his grace we will know the eternal joy of his resurrection.