Friday, June 19, 2015

In The Eye Of The Storm

Dear Parishioners,

Jesus calmed the storm, talking to the wind and sea as if they were rambunctious children playing too loudly in the living room. He simply called out to the weather and said, “Calm down.” Immediately the wind stopped, the sea returned to placid, and the clouds parted. Then Jesus turned to the disciples and seized this teachable moment to address the storm that had been raging inside each of them. “Why were you afraid? Calm your fear by your faith.”

And there it is: the reason Jesus could sleep in the middle of a storm, the reason he could keep his head even though everyone else around him was losing theirs. He lived, worked, and rested by faith. That connection with his heavenly Father kept him balanced, focused and centered… no matter the storm. Couldn’t that work for us too?

- Deacon Robert

“If we loved our Lord, we should have the Tabernacle,
that dwelling place of God, always before the eyes of our mind.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars