Monday, June 29, 2020

13th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, 30-06-2020

Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12 / Matthew 8:23-27   

To be able to sleep soundly is really a blessing.

It may be because we are really tired out and the mind and the body just need to rest.

But to be able to sleep soundly can be rather difficult if we have many anxieties and worries on our minds.

These may even develop into fears that will disturb our sleep and our minds and bodies cannot get that much needed rest.

In the gospel, it is quite amazing to think that Jesus can even sleep in the boat when it was in the middle of a storm and the waves were even breaking right over the storm.

Even His disciples were terrified and had to wake Him up to save them.

But let us think about Jesus sleeping in the midst of the storm.

Yes, we are frightened by the anxieties and worries of life and the little faith that we have is shaken.

But let us cry out to the Lord to save us.

Jesus did not promise us that there will be no storms in life.

But He will be with us in those storms and He will save us and calm our hearts so that we can rest peacefully and continue to have faith in Him.