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Jesus Stills the Storm

Jesus Stills the Storm

Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday
In The Thirteenth Week Of Ordinary Time

 

Matthew 8: 23-27

In today’s gospel note the contrasts. There is the terror of the disciples and the composure of Jesus who is asleep. There is the ‘chaos’ of the storm and the ‘dead calm’ which follows after the intervention of Jesus. He shows complete trust in the protection of God, whereas the disciples are seen to be ‘of little faith’. What about you and me?

Many of us will find ourselves flooded by waves – of fear, doubt, anxiety, addiction, and distraction. Like the disciples we too will feel that at such times Jesus seems asleep. It was only when the disciples called on Jesus that he responded. When next the waters seem about to close over us, can we remember to cry out to the Lord, in the certainty that our cry will be heard?

“And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?”. At times when you hear the Lord say the same in your own life situation then let’s not hesitate to acknowledge our weak faith and ask for a renewed trust in the Lord and then like the disciples’ share in the wonder at the power present in the person of Jesus. And as the next storm sets in let none of us be a person of ‘little faith’ but of ‘great faith’.

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