Learn more about St. John Bosco: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=63
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/013115.cfm
On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples: “Let us cross to the other side.” Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. 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?” They were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”
They had Jesus right there and still they were afraid. It is hard to have faith when confronted with the storms in our life. But Jesus tells us to have faith, because He is always with us. The wind and sea obeyed Him, why do we fear? He is still with us, just as He promised. You have nothing to fear as long as you trust in Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the faith and trust and that you have instilled in me. May I always trust and never waiver in my faith. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; he has come to his people.