Fr. Sanctus Mario
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When the Storm rages. Tuesday 13th Week Ordinary Time

Breakfast With the Word Tuesday 13th Week Ordinary Time

 

Matthew 8:23-27

 

When the Storm rages

 

A storm is a natural disaster that is highly destructive. It is a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder and lightning. The experience of a storm is highly frightening and terrifying. Imagine what the disciples of Jesus experienced that made them to shout:

1. They were in the middle of the sea. Something could happen at any time, the only safety they had is the boat. Which might not be sophisticated like the ones we have today. It simply means that their lives are extremely in danger. Let us always know that problems can come at any time and can be highly terrifying.

 

2. Secondly, Jesus their master was sleeping. He could be their only source of hope and now He was sleeping. His silence brings more fear to them. There are times we also feel like God is keeping silent and sleeping when we suffer.

 

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3. The storm was highly terrifying, they didn’t know what to do. The only option left might be to give in their lives. There are moments also we feel like ending our lives because of what have befallen us.

 

These are times, when we find ourselves in terrifying and challenging experiences. Sometimes we do not know what to do, they only option might be to do something funny. Sometimes it looks as if God is so silent on us and sleeping. Sometimes at this point many begins to question if God is real and we become confused on what to do.

 

What can we do

 

1. As the storm rages, the disciples went and woke up their master shouting “Lord save us we are perishing ” a way of presenting to Jesus the situation at hand. And Jesus calmed the storm. Who do we call on to save us? Who do you approach? How many shrines have you visited in the bid to solve your problem? The apostles despite their weak faith called on Jesus to save them and He did. Let us also continue to call on Him.

 

2. Jesus questioned their faith. This indicates that they should not be afraid either because Jesus is with them already. An implication that our effort in life should be to be very close to Him. So as the storm rages, we become so strong in His ever abiding presence.

 

3. It also indicates that as the storm rages, in the midst of challenges and troubles, what we need is not fear. The only weapon needed in the midst of challenges is faith and nothing more. But today when challenges come we lose the weapon even and forget God entirely. Never give up on God, rather hold on to Him. Only He has the power over every situation.

 

May God help us dearest and give you the grace to achieve victory at last. Amen

 

 

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44 Comments
  1. Ikeoha Joy Chidiogo says

    Amen. thank you Padre

  2. Uchechukwu Egbo says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  3. Vincent gwaro says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  4. ifeoma onyekweli says

    AMEN AMEN AMEN

  5. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Bro to the glory of God’s name, Amen

  6. Boitumelo Malebatsane says

    In jesus name amen๐Ÿ™

  7. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    Amen

  8. Adozima Chidi Helen says

    Amen. God have mercy on me and great me the grace to hold onto you at difficult times.

  9. Peter Anthony Dodoh says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  10. Nwoye Ngozi says

    Amen

  11. Eunice says

    Amen
    I Surrender all to your will.

  12. Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr ๐Ÿ™.

  13. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Lord I need you more than I know. Don’t leave me. Save me. I call on you. Help my faith. I know I will win with you. May I never forget that you are with me always. Amen.

  14. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen

  15. Oby Okpalaeke says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™

  16. Eluwa Chidinma Janefrances says

    Amen

  17. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Amen.Thanks father

  18. Agina Uchenna says

    Amen

  19. Ighekpe Agbodesi Winifred says

    Amen

  20. Grace Yina says

    Amen

  21. Mariajacinta Ivoke says

    Amen

  22. Angela Ekere says

    Amen

  23. Okonkwo onyinye says

    AMEN

  24. Regina Ajua Mobu says

    Amen

  25. Ogechi Oscar says

    Amen

  26. Udemezue Martina Mary says

    Amen

  27. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus for coming to my aid when ever I called.

  28. Chisom Egwudike says

    Amen

  29. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen, God may we have you in mind in all our challenges and be close to you always. we ask these through Jesus Christ of our Lord. Amen.

  30. Sylvia Adibe says

    amen

  31. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  32. Jane chuks says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™Œ

  33. Ozoro Christiana says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™

  34. Cynthia Douglas says

    Amen.

  35. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    A big Amen

  36. Chinwe Agwoile says

    Jesus calmed the stormy sea when the disciples called on Him for help. I, too, can recall those times that God saved me from terrible situations.
    Thank You Lord Jesus, my Savior, for showing up in my life with Your presence and mighty power.
    I thank You, dear Jesus, for those times when You sent help to me through Your human Angels to calm the tidal waves of hardship and indecision that came crashing over me. I beg You, o powerful Jesus, to come and calm the many anxieties that beset me, and reassure me that You will continue to rescue me in dreadful moments. Come and calm the waves of confusion in my life,l; remove the tempest of fear and the water of faithlessness. Amen!
    Like my Patron Saint, St. Elizabeth Queen of Portugal, May I have great faith and trust in God, care for the poor, and reconcile those in conflict. May I emulate her on how to overcome trials and difficulties by prayer. St. Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for us!
    Immense thanks, Padre mia!

  37. Cornelia Anyiam says

    Amen.

  38. Goodluckeocha. says

    Amen.

  39. Eze Juliana Nkechi says

    Amen

  40. Uc Okey says

    May God help us. Amen

  41. Enibe Jacinta Amara says

    Amen.uphold me O Lord with your right hand that I may not give up on you when troubles come

  42. Dr. Julie says

    Amen ๐Ÿ™

  43. Helen Marcel says

    May the Lord give me the strength to overcome the storms in my life. Let me be running to or seeking the Lord when the storms rages as my best and final solution to them

  44. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen

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