Sharing the Word for January 5, 2022

Memorial of Saint John Neumann

January 5, 2022
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Mark 6:45-52

The overview of the person and ministry of Jesus continues. In today’s narrative from Mark we see Jesus walking on the water in the midst of a great storm. His disciples are terrified until Jesus calms them down. Jesus is presented as a figure of power–calmly facing threats that sent other men into panic.

Jesus would manifest his power in other contexts in his ministry. He would drive out demons and overwhelm a troop of soldiers with a word. Fear didn’t seem to be part of his make-up.

There is plenty for us to be afraid of, but Jesus encourages us to trust in his power. He who can walk fearlessly over the waves of a storm can also look after us.

Pause and Pray

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