Wednesday 5 July 2017

About Today Readings

St Anthony Zaccaria.
Genesis 21:5, 8-20. Psalm 33(34):7-8, 10-13. Matthew 8:28-34.

The Lord hears the cry of the poor — Psalm 33(34):7-8, 10-13.

‘Save us, Lord, we are going down!’

When I am in a panic, I forget my God and cling to fear. Afterwards, I feel quite foolish, and resolve that next time things will be different. Then ‘next time’ comes, and it all happens again.

Lord, had I been in the boat with you and the disciples, I would have done what they did. Faith is alright for fine weather, but when the boat starts to rock, what guarantees do I have? Somehow, I know that it is at exactly these times that faith and trust are worth their names—but I need your help to live out that belief.

Help me to keep my hands open in asking and not clenched in fear. May pain, misfortune or danger bring you and me closer as true friends.

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