Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Mark 4:35-41
Jesus always wants us to come to Him in times of trouble. So, why did Jesus chastise the disciples? Is Jesus one of those people who is grouchy when awakened from a deep sleep? No, of course not! Even if He was all comfy cozy, “asleep on a cushion,” Jesus did not mind being disturbed from His rest.
Jesus is correcting His disciples, not because they came to Him, but how. They were terrified. Worse, they thought He didn’t care! It saddened Jesus that, after all the disciples had heard and seen Him do, they still did not trust Him. They did not have the faith required to be a true follower of Christ.
Jesus is calling us to trust Him, even in the midst of the storm. He wants us to have faith in Him even if our boat is filling up with water. As Christians, we must be convinced of the power of God.
So, cry out to Him in your distress and trust that Jesus will hear and answer you. Tell God your troubles and know that He cares. Believe that when the time is right, He will quiet the storm and fill you with awe and wonder.
Today is the feast day of the Church’s intellectual giant, Saint Thomas Aquinas. He found himself in the middle of some storms – his own family imprisoned him, his brothers tried to tempt him to sin against purity, and his fellow friars made fun of him. Yet, the Angelic Doctor always found peace before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Let us follow his lead. Let us take our troubles and trials to our Eucharistic Lord. “Cast all your worries upon Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
What concern can I surrender to Jesus so that my soul may be quieted?
My dearest Jesus, thank You for caring about me and caring for me. May I praise You even in the storms of life, trusting You will see me through.
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Kelly Guest was blessed to be a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia for five years. There she received the many graces she draws upon today as a wife and mother of nine children. Wishing to share with other moms encouragement on our quest to become holy through motherhood, she blogs at Nun2Nine.com and CatholicMom.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram @nun2nine. Kelly's book, Saintly Moms: 25 Stories of Holiness, is due out October 1, 2021.