Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Storms at sea
"(Jesus) said to them, 'Why are you terrified...?'"
Why indeed? The storm was raging, the boat was sinking...just like now! How can Jesus be asleep in the boat? On Pray-As-You-Go this morning we are reminded that this storm at sea represents the chaos and storms in our own lives. Each day things come up--big and little--that challenge us, force us to act, shake us to the core, just like the storm in this Gospel. And Jesus is there, asleep on a cushion in the boat. Sometimes, we panic and jar him awake, other times we may be more gentle: "Please, Jesus, wake up...I'm nervous and anxious about this and that." Jesus responds to us, "I'm here. Trust me. Why are you terrified?" Today, whether the storms of life are overwhelming or just troubling little squalls, realize that Jesus is in your boat. Trust that, even though he may be napping, Jesus is with us during the difficulties of this life. There is no reason for us to be terrified, anxious or even troubled. Jesus is here. Love, heidi