"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Calming the Storm in Our Heart

        In today's Gospel reading from Mark 4 at Mass, we heard the calming of a storm at sea. Jesus was asleep in the stern of a boat with his disciples. A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. They woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind ceased and there was great calm. Can Jesus also calm the storm in our heart? Of course, he can ~ but with one catch: possessing the free will, we must give him the OK first.

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