Sunday, June 21, 2009

Even Wind and Sea

In the liturgical year, today is a Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today's Gosepl at Mass is a passage about trusting in God.

From Mark Chapter 4:

On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples: "Let us cross to the other side."

Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him.

A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up.

Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"

He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Quiet! Be still!"

The wind ceased and there was great calm.

Then he asked them, "Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?"

They were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"

The image above is from A Concord Pastor who has a good homily on today's Gospel. Deacon Greg has a good one for this Sunday, too.

An aside: Happy Father's Day today to all fathers, grandfathers and Godfathers! A special greeting to my friends who are becoming fathers this coming year. God bless you.

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