Walking on Water

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Walking on Water — Fear, Faith, & Trials

The gospel story of Jesus walking on the water and Peter sinking has much to teach us about the difference between fear, little faith, and the kind of trust that endures waves and storms, trials and crisis.  This post is a reflection on the Mass readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A): First Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalms 85:9, […]

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Walking in Faith

One of the most famous stories of the New Testament is the one about Jesus walking on the water. If there is any gospel story we never tire of hearing, this is it. The lake is rough. Though several of the apostles spent most of their life in a boat, they’re still worried. But when they see a phantom walking […]

Walking on Water

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A); First Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalms 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 One of the most famous stories of the New Testament is the one about Jesus walking on the water.  If there is any gospel story we never tire of hearing, this is it. The […]