Sunday, August 10, 2008
The Sea of Life
The waters, the sea that surrounds Bayville
Is what makes Bayville beautiful and famous to visitors.
These same waters we know are at times so calm and peaceful and we love to go out sailing.
but there are times when it is rough with big waves, difficult and chaotic.
Our Life, our relationships, even our family or community here on earth can be compared to the sea, to the waters.
There are times when it is calm and peaceful when we are happy and contented, at peace
And we love those days and how we wish sometimes that it stays that way
But we know just like the sea.. There are storms and strong waves.
That life and relationships can be chaotic and problematic
The calmness can be disturbed at times by death of a love one, sickness, unfaithfulness or betrayal.
That’s Life brothers and sisters.
As uncle vinnie would always say: “questa la vita.”
In the Gospel today, we are reminded that when these things happen
Let us not forget that we have Jesus our lord whom we can go to
He can walk through the rough sees
He can overcome it for us
And for all of us who are walking on the rough waters these days
he Is telling us come walk through it.
Yes Peter come walk through the waters.
Don’t run away or hide from it.
Walk through it.
Jesus can save us, He can help us
He saved peter though he had little faith
Allow Jesus to reach his hand and save you
Allow Jesus to touch your heart help you to learn to forgive
Allow Jesus to give you strength to carry your cross ad to walk the rough sees
And do not be afraid He says for it is I
He is our Lord and savior.
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