Ordinary Time, 19th Sunday. Jesus made the disciples sail into a storm. Don't be afraid if you have followed Jesus into a storm. Peter knows he can walk where Jesus goes. As long as he keeps his eyes on Jesus, he can walk on water.

Elijah has the same secret. He is only moved by God, and afraid of nothing else. We are moved by everything but the voice of God. We need to practice keeping our eyes on Jesus. It puts everything into perspective.

We can practice this by looking people in the eyes and trying to notice their eye color. You stop noticing the unimportant things and start noticing what really matters. Keeping looking for Jesus and you will see the Lord. Keep listening for the voice of God you will hear: "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

(10 Aug 2014)

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