Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 6, 45-52
Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified.
Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
Today´s gospel is strong and should lead to meditate on various aspects:
- He left to pray: Jesus looks for a moment of prayer. He makes time to talk with the Holy Father. Why can´t you make time? It is not that you do not have time rather that you are not willing to make time to speak to God. Find Him in order to speak to Him.
- Tired of rowing: The apostles are tired, you and I are also tired. How many times we get tired because we feel there are many obstacles in our way. This fatigue makes us give up, and makes us feel stuck in the middle of nowhere.
- They saw Him and got scared: When we do not recognize God, we get scared. We are afraid of God and life. Do not fear life rather you must respect life.
- “Cheer up, it´s me, do not be afraid” this is what God is telling you today. Do not be afraid to face obstacles, do not be afraid of what God is proposing. With God you will reach your destiny with His Help you can gather strength and continue. Your life is in the middle of the ocean of the word, do you continue rowing or you give up? “Cheer up, it´s me, do not be afraid”
May God bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Always remember heaven is our goal