Sunday 21st June – 12th Sunday of the year
Reflection: Mark 4:35-41
ALL TO HIS GLORY
Today’s Gospel presents one of the instances of our Lord Jesus Christ journeying with His disciples. Though the journey was at the Lord’s instance, their boat was assailed by a storm that threatened their safety. This was a dramatic experience that led to the deepening of their faith in Christ.
Beloved in Christ, once we have decided to follow Jesus, we must come to trust in Him. The fact that we are disciples of Christ does not make us immune to experiencing the storms and temptations of life. Moreover, the evil one will like to test our resolve and determine the strength of our commitment to Christ. Jesus permitted the storm in our reading today to reawaken the faith of his disciples and to show his dominion and glory even in the face of temptation. Do we sometimes feel, as the disciples felt, that the Lord does not care about our troubles? Do we call to Jesus when our courage is almost gone? Do we put our faith in our strength or in the active power of God?
Let us be comforted in our challenges and know that Jesus has the last say in all things. Christ wants to reveal his glory in every sphere of our lives. He seeks to deepen our faith even through our storms. He wants us to know that every moment of our lives is secured in His love. We can fully depend on Him. He will come to our aid as we call on Him when the high tides of life surfaces.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I thank you for your saving power upon my life. Please let your glory be made manifest in every storm of my life.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 40: Can God do anything? Is he almighty?
“For God nothing is impossible” (Luke 1:37). He is almighty.
Anyone who calls on God in need believes that he is all-powerful. God created the world out of nothing. He is the Lord of history. He guides all things and can do everything. How he uses his omnipotence is of course a mystery. Not infrequently people ask, Where was God then? Through the prophet Isaiah he tells us, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” (Is 55:8)…
HIDE A TREASURE: “In their trouble they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress” Psalm 107:28 GNB
Today’s Readings: Job 38:1, 8-11; Ps. 107:23-26, 28-32; 2 Cor. 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41