Peter trying and failing, part faith and part doubt is a story to which we can all relate (Matthew 14:22-33). For that is our story, each and every one of us. Who among us has not started a great endeavor only to find that the waves are often against us, that the risks of failure are all around us? And suddenly our resolve and confidence begin to wane, our strength and perseverance begins to weaken, and we abandon the course before it is finished, slinking back to the safety of the boat. This is Peter’s story, but it is our story, too.
Our Lord excels where we do not. He is faithful, even when we are not. He walks on water, even when we sink. It is his voice that calls us out of our safety zone and take a risk, and his hand that holds us magnificently while daring great things.
- Deacon Robert
“There is hardly a day when we shall not
be obliged to make some sacrifice for God,
if we do not want to displease him and
if we want to love him.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars