May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Learn more about St. Thomas Aquinas: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2530/

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/012817.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 did not have the faith to believe that Jesus could calm the raging sea. All they saw was high water and a small boat, they forgot who was also there. He could drive out demons and cure the sick, but they did not believe He would save them from the water. We sometimes think our God is very small. We forget that He is bigger than any problem that we may have. How much do you trust the Lord? A question you need to ask yourself and be sure you get the right answer.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you are bigger than anything in this world and the next. You have powers that go beyond anything I can imagine. I took you out of my box once, Lord, and I pray I never again make the mistake of trying to put you back in it. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise, honor and glory!

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

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