June 20, 2021
In the storm that we are facing, it can seem as if the Lord is sleeping. Not paying attention. Doesn’t care. We feel like the disciples in the Gospel today.
- Do you ever feel in the mist of your storms that God is not doing anything, not listening, not reacting or hearing your call?
- If we are trying to follow Jesus, there will be terrible storms.
- Why does Jesus allow the storms in our life? Because when we are in need of sorrow, we remember we have a Father.
- God’s people are awakened by spiritual assaults and become aware of that helplessness. Misfortunes remind us of our need for Jesus, His power and His goodness.
- We live in a society that has rejected God and Jesus. Our prideful society feels it can handle situations with expert technology or science, but not with God.
- Even with the storms in our world now and even in our Church, with hope, and when the time is right, Jesus can change everything in an instant.
- Jesus is asking for us to have faith, not just for ourselves but for society and for the Church.
In the Gospel today, the disciples are asking Jesus, in the midst of a terrible storm while they are trying to save their boat and Jesus is sleeping, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are perishing?” Father relates that experience of the disciples, to the storms we face in the world today, when we might ask the same type of question.
We have to go through storms in order to realize that we, as man, cannot handle everything that we face, and we have to trust Him. He wants us to trust in Him, that’s why He allows the storms in our lives. In Mass, we have the opportunity to come to the Lord, for ourselves, for society, for the Church and say, “Jesus, we trust in You”.