08 August 2020


Walk On Water   

OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 14:22-23)

1. The story illustrates the power of faith. Have you noticed that when you believe in someone, or something, you can do things that would not be possible when you are full of doubts? Recall moments when your faith gave you strength and courage? Name for yourself the different kinds of faith that had this effect: belief in yourself, trust in another, faith in God.

2. When Jesus got into the boat, the winds ceased. Who has been a Jesus-person for you, helping to calm a storm that frightened you or made you anxious?

3. The experience of Peter gives encouragement to us when we waver in our trust and belief in God. In his doubt and fear, Jesus reached out to him. Who has reached out a helping hand to you when you felt you were sinking?

4. The story ends with a profession of faith in Jesus as the Son of God. Have you had experiences of being rescued from some hazard or danger, experiences which deepened your faith in the presence and compassion of God?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom August 2020

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light
of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy
and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, Amen.