Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 38:1, 8-11 Psalm 107 2 Cor.5:14-17 Matt.4:35-41
One of my favorite quotations is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” When God addresses Job, I think God is saying, “Trust me. I made the earth and all that is in it.” Psalm 107 tells us to be thankful to this God whose love is everlasting, whose love rescues us in our distress.
The Gospel shows both the Divine and human natures of Christ: human because He needed to sleep, Divine because He calmed the storm. The greater lesson, however, is one of trusting in God, trusting in God’s love and care.
We are called each day to trust in God. Past experience should tell us that God has always loved us, has always watched over us, and protected us. Sometimes our memories are short. I often think that my own ‘forgettery’ is better than my memory. One of our challenges in life is to trust God when we are faced with illness, our own or someone dear to us; to trust God when others challenge us for our beliefs; to trust God when things don’t go the way we expected; to trust God when aging diminishes us and we are no longer able to bring the energy of youth to our ministries.
God, help us each day to realize the depths of your love for us.
Help us to trust you always and in all ways.
Sr. Monica Paul Fraser, OP