FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
April 17, 2021
EASTER SATURDAY 2
WORD of the DAY
When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea, embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum. It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid. But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” They wanted to take him into the boat, but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading. (John 6: 16-21)
How shall I live this Word?
You can live without Jesus but living with Him or without Him is not the same thing. The disciples get on the boat and want to cross the sea. Jesus is not with them and “The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing“. They feel the fatigue of rowing against the wind, of trying to get to the other side. Jesus goes to meet them and paradoxically, instead of reassuring them, His arrival at first scares them. Every real change is instills fear. Jesus is a real change. His Word does not reassure us but instead, destabilizes us because He collapses the construction of a god made in our image and likeness. He asks us to accept the authentic God who is ever-greater, even beyond our expectations.
Lord Jesus, let us overcome the fear of change and welcome You into our life so that everything will be fulfilled and reach its goal, where You await us and where You are.
The Voice of Sir Winston Churchill
Changing does not always equal improving, but to improve you have to change.
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