January 27, 2018 Saturday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time-B

2 Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17

Psalm 51

Mark 4: 35-41

“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”  Mk 3:39

Lord, when they woke you up in the storm tossed boat your disciples didn’t understand why you were asleep in their distress.  They also didn’t yet grasp who you were for they addressed you as “Teacher”.   They had witnessed so many of your miracles on other people but this time it was personal because they were the ones about to perish.  They were astounded that the wind and sea obeyed your words for only God could control nature.  They grew in faith that day.  Lord, even after all you’ve done for me in my life I sometimes wonder how much you care about my troubles.  My faith can give way to fear and I can wonder if you are asleep in my boat.  May I, like your disciples experience your power over what I can’t control and your calming peace in my life.  I don’t want to let fear block my trust in you to always care about everything I care about.  Lord, grow my faith in you.  You always know what’s best for me and will steer my boat to its final destination: eternal life with you.  Amen.