Reflection for June 21, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

As Jesus calms the stormy seas he, too, calms life's rough waters

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by Sister Madonna Swintkoske

Whenever I read this Scripture passage of Jesus calming the storm, I think of the time our family walked to my grandmother's in the winter.  When we came to the river, I would not cross the ice until my mother said, "Would your father take you anywhere that would harm you?"  My fears were calmed and I crossed to the other side with my family.

The event of this Scripture account is not something which happened once; it is something which still happens and which can happen for us.  In the presence of Jesus we can have peace even in the wildest storms of life.  Jesus gives us peace in the storms of anxiety.  Enemies of peace are worry and fear.  But Jesus tells us of a Father who will never cause us to fear or worry.  In the storm of anxiety Jesus brings us the peace of a loving Father.

For Father's Day we thank God for our earthly fathers and for God our heavenly Father.


6 Comment(s)

  • Laura: Friday, June 19, 2015

    Thanks, Madonna, for the inspiring reflection! The idea of it repeating in life was a good reminder for me.

  • Sr.Paulette: Friday, June 19, 2015

    Madonna, your sharing of your Mother's comment is precious. You were blessed with a loving Father & Mother. Thanks

  • Jeanette: Friday, June 19, 2015

    Life has many rough seas. Thank you for the reminder that God never leaves us to overcome those rough seas by ourselves. A very up-lifting Reflection on this Father's Day weekend.

  • Michelle B.: Friday, June 19, 2015

    A lovely correspondence, thank you Sister Madonna. I plan to share it with my own earthly father and husband as well!

  • fran: Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Thanks, Madonna, You walk the talk. Peace

  • Debbie Tahany: Sunday, June 28, 2015

    Keeper: "Would your father take you anywhere that would harm you?"