Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. MT 14:22-36. Reflection, August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022

MT: 14:22-36

Jesus walked on the stormy sea. He told his followers, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” In the chaos comes the presence of Christ.

In baptism, we all drown to earthly life and rise to new life in Christ. We are immersed into divine love. We let go of old ways and patterns of thinking and being. We rise into Christian life. We live in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This initiation does not leave us, it does not dry up or is not washed away in old age. We belong to him, always.   

Peter was fearful of the storm. He desired to walk on the water, imitating the Master. Jesus invited Peter to come to him. Jesus invites Peter to walk across the unknown.

Even the storms of our hearts, the ones we seem to carry our entire lives are calmed in the person of Jesus Christ. God offers us trust and remedy.  In the storms of overwhelming loss, fear, grief and uncertainty, we all are called to journey across the chaos and into the love of Jesus, our Savior and Way of Life.  

Jesus invites us to himself. No storm can keep us from him. We come back to him daily so we may know him in chaos and in every gift of life. Our hearts are vessels of God’s love and care. We are also called to reach out and catch those who are fearful of the restless storms within them.  

 “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

3 thoughts on “Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. MT 14:22-36. Reflection, August 2, 2022

  1. Wow! Your poignant insight into this gospel is HITTING THE NAIL ON THE HEAD with me at this time in my life! YES. And THANK YOU, as you continue to FEED MY SOUL…. Across the miles of cyberspace ‼️ You, Father Ron, be at peace . RoseMary Hitchcock THANK YOU FOR SHEPHERDING my soul!

  2. I appreciate the clear blue morning skies and sunshine in Colorado Springs. The afternoon thunderstorms are a welcome respite from the heat and bring with them an added gift. My yard is now a carpet of green lusciousness. Such is the Yin- Yang of life. Our joys and sorrows bring us closer to Christ and allow our love for Him to grow.

  3. Thank you Jesus that I am able to receive you everyday. You fill my soul with your Love and Peace. Even when my heart is heavy you calm my soul to face the day ahead. May I radiate this to all I meet. May they find the same Love and Peace in their souls. Thank you Father Ron for bringing your Peace and Love in you soul to us in this way. Praise be to Jesus.

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