He commands our seas and storms
Special Gospel reflection of the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) MARK 4: 35-41
The gospel begins with the coming of evening that same day; it presupposes a new day is coming, but night must come first. Have you even been on the sea at night? It gives one the feeling that it’s you and God alone, even if there are others with you.
Let us cross to the other side: let us move beyond the confines of Galilee. The storm comes when we dare to leave our comfortable zones and go to the other side, a call to conversion.Leaving the crowd behind, a call to solitude, they took Jesus along just as he was. This line blew my mind. How often do we want to change Jesus to suit us? How often do we want to control who Jesus is, we who are on the open sea.