Third Saturday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Saturday of Ordinary Time February 1, 2020 WORD of the DAY A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” (Mark 4: 37-40) How shall I live this Word? Today’s Gospel describes the storm on the lake and Jesus sleeping in the boat. Even our communities, many times, feel like boats lost in the sea of life, without much hope of being able to reach the port. Jesus seems to have fallen asleep in our boat, because no divine power appears to free us from difficulties and persecutions. Faced with this situation of desperation, the apostles apostrophize the Teacher: “Do you not care that we are perishing?” The wind is strong, the sea is rough, the boat is full of water!...