12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Gospel Bullet Points (Mark 4:35-41)

  • Jesus and his disciples were on a boat as they crossed to the other side of the lake. While a huge storm was rising, Jesus was in the back asleep. The big waves alarmed the disciples, so they woke Jesus. At that point, Jesus, with a command, calmed the violence of the wind and the waves. He then asked them whether they had yet attained faith in Him and His faithfulness to them.
  • The significance is obvious: In the hour of the disciples’ need, Jesus came to them. There are moments when life is a desperate struggle with ourselves, our circumstances, our temptations, and our sorrows. Precisely, these are the moments when Jesus comes to help and save us.
  • At such times, we need not struggle alone, for Jesus comes to us, especially during the storms in our lives.
  • As we celebrate this Sunday’s liturgy, let us reflect on the following: How much faith do I have in the Lord? What are/were the storms in my life? Amid all storms in life, do I remain loyal to the Lord?
  • NATUTULOG BA ANG DIYOS? Never! Sometimes, in times of trouble, Christ pretends just to be sleeping. But He is always with us, especially in moments of need.

Fray Onz Antonio, OAR

Fray Onz Antonio, OAR

Priest/Religious of the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno.