Saturday JANUARY 27
Third Week in Ordinary Time
Trust in God
  • 2 Samuel 12:1-7,10-17
  • Psalm 51:12-17
  • Mark 4:35-41

God’s truth and grace comes to David in the form of a story as told by prophet Nathan. Despite his intimate relationship with God, David fell into adultery and murder. Just as David does not initially see himself in the story, we too are often blind to our sins. But, like David, if we humble ourselves, God will help us through the process of repentance.

In today’s Gospel proclamation, we read how the disciples were deeply disturbed by the fierce storm. They were shocked to see Jesus unmoved by the storm and in their moment of deep anguish cried out “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing” (Mk 4:38). How many times have we too screamed, “Lord, do you not care?” We read that it was Jesus who wanted to make this boat journey in the first place. For the disciples it was a time of crisis but the Lord used the moment to teach them about faith. Let us continue on the faith journey even if God is silent. God is watching over us though we are tempted to believe that he is sleeping.

Abba Father, help me to grow deeper in trusting you in moments of crisis. Amen.

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