Tuesday 30th June Feria
Gospel – Matthew 8:23-27
As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep.
They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?”
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass intention is for Mother Damian
In Matthew’s Gospel, we see Jesus command the forces of nature and calm a storm. Only God has power over the natural forces of the sea. But Jesus demonstrates that he has access to that same power, which hints at his divinity. The reading reminds us of the infinite power of God and that, in Jesus, he has made a covenant with us, which we must honour.
- Have there been occasions in your life when you invoked the Lord’s help and he restored peace and calm to your troubled waters?