A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 4 July

Genesis 19:15–29; Psalm 26; Matthew 8:23–27

Focus on Jesus

The disciples follow Jesus into a boat – an image for the Church. The ‘storm’ which batters them translates the same word Matthew will use for ‘the earthquake’ which occurs at Jesus’ death and resurrection. This points ahead. The disciples will not only be tossed around during Jesus’ passion but will experience his resurrection. When they focus on Jesus, their seemingly huge difficulties, fears and ‘little faith’ give way to amazement. When do I feel Jesus is asleep? When am I of little faith? What difference does it make if I focus on Jesus in the midst of difficulties?

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