Friday, June 19, 2015
Even the wind and sea
"Do you not yet have faith?" Jesus asks us, as he asked the disciples, when we are feeling hopeless in the face of disasters of nature and of human devising, or in the face of personal troubles.
We doubt even when we hear Jesus give a command to the sea as someone might give a command to a dog. Literally translated the Greek has Jesus saying, "Quiet! Be muzzled!"
Hearing that even the wind and the sea obey him inspires us to put ourselves entirely in the hands of Jesus, confident that he is always with us and can save us from whatever evil threatens to destroy us.