August 13, 2017
(19th Sunday Ordinary Time A)
Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down. Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.” Mt_14:22-33
Sometimes, beloved, Jesus calls us also to step out of our boat of safety and comfort to do something that may seem impossible: walking on water, speaking with a stranger, speaking to an audience, defending God’s Truth, praying in public.
When the wind seems to be blowing against us, all we need do is remember that Jesus is there to calm the storm. But we must have the faith to believe in Him and ask for His help. And we have to take that “step of faith,” to take that chance. Pray, beloved, that when the opportunity shows itself, we will have the faith to act!
Jesus will always be there to keep us up, or save us!
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