In Mark’s gospel today the apostles are in a boat with Jesus. He is asleep and a violent storm comes up and they fear their boat is going to sink. They cry out, “Teacher we are perishing”, and he calms the sea.
For most of us, Christ allows our boat to be tossed about by difficulties that seem impossible to solve. Having him in our boat does not guarantee that life will go smoothly. We will have difficulties, but we need to learn that he is working in our lives in the midst of these difficulties. We need to ask him what he is trying to teach us. Yet often we let our confidence in him slip when things get tough. We need to remind ourselves that Christ has the ultimate victory.
When life hurts and some things make no sense, we need to deepen our faith in the one who conquered sin and death. Ultimately he will bring us to that safe harbor and calm waters. In continuing to sail our boat in the midst of the storm, we are giving him total control over our destiny. My friends, we can be in no safer hands !
St.Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
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