Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Friday, June 22, 2012

Family Bible Study - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B June 24, 2012 Gospel Passage Mark 4:35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Questions Even the wind and the sea listened and obeyed Jesus as we read in the Gospel today. Do you listen and obey Jesus and do what He asks you to do? How do you know what He is asking you to do? We can sometimes use “symbols” to mean something else. For example, the flag is a symbol for the United States. The church uses a boat as its symbol of the Church, which is like St. Peter’s boat where Jesus was sleeping or from where he sometimes. Taught. Do you think Jesus is always in the “boat” of the Church? Do we ever need to be afraid if Jesus is there? Sometimes when you are praying and worried, do you think that Jesus is asleep and not listening to your prayers? What do you think now after reading this Gospel story? Do you think He could be listening after all? used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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