August 2, 2016
(St. Eusebius of Vercelli)
After feeding a multitude through the multiplication of a few loaves, Jesus sent His disciples out to meet Him on the other side of the Sea of Galilee. During the fourth watch of the night, (as the boat was being tossed around by the waves) he came toward them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. Mt_14:22-36
OK, how many miracles does it take to finally believe who Jesus really is? It seemed like those disciples were really a little dense, because miracle after miracle, they immediately forgot the divine feats that were performed just moments earlier. And each story ended with something like: “Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, ‘Truly, you are the Son of God.’” (ibid), until the next time something miraculous was performed, and they were surprised all over again …
Can we believe, beloved, just by reading the stories. What if something super-miraculous happened in your life? Would you attribute it to prayer, to Jesus, to the love in your heart for Him? Jesus is with us all the time – still. Believe!
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