Gospel for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time-Matthew 14:22-33
“After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening, he was there alone.
Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. ‘It is a ghost,’ they said, and they cried out in fear. At once Jesus spoke to them, ‘Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.’
Peter said to him in reply, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter, and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’ Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, ‘Truly, you are the Son of God.’”
Who draws your attention in this passage?
Look deeper to see the reason for that.
What does God tell you about yourself?
Heritage word—“ . . . have so strong a confidence that all the devils in hell cannot shake it.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)