Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Two thoughts on the day's readings

The first is from Amos:

You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth;Therefore I will punish youfor all your crimes.

Looking at the Church these days, one wonders about the modern applicability of these words for the New Israel.

Then there's this bit from Matthew:

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him.Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea,so that the boat was being swamped by waves;but he was asleep.

They came and woke him, saying,“Lord, save us! We are perishing!”He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”

Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea,and there was great calm.The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this,whom even the winds and the sea obey?”

Just as He brought order from the chaos of the waters (reminiscent of Genesis 1 I realized for the first time today), let us pray that He will bring order out of the chaos facing the Church.

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