Hope all’s well.
See those times in life when yesterday all seemed well, but today you’re in a crisis, well the gospel for today’s Mass is for those times. It has a vital message for us when that is our experience of life.
The storm on the Sea of Galilee was sudden and unexpected.
Sometimes our personal circumstances can be like that. They can change without warning.
We can suddenly find ourselves in the midst of some unwanted situation, some overwhelming crisis.
The shouted prayer of the disciples, ‘Save us, Lord, we are going down’ is the cry of us all at some time in our lives.
The message is that Christ is near.
Our desperate prayers for help don’t go unheard.
Christ is stronger than any storm that may threaten us, and in calling out, ‘Lord, save us’, we will not be left without help.
In some recent spiritual reading, I came across this
‘St Therese of Lisieux used to meditate on this gospel passage in times of inner turmoil or darkness. But she wouldn’t wake up the Lord. For her, it was enough to go over and sit beside him as he slept. Let the tempest rage; stay close to Christ and all will be well’
If you’re free to call in for a short visit, the church will be open tomorrow for private prayer from 12 noon until 3pm. Please, bring and wear your face covering.
See the post immediately after this one for some information and guidance.
Hope you have a good day.