18th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday, 3rd August 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Trusting Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Peter got out of the boat and walked towards Jesus on the sea; trusting in Him.  Do we also dare to get out of the “securities and comforts” of our routine lives, works and relationships, and trust Jesus more wholeheartedly, and live God’s Will for His Greater Glory?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 14:22-23a, 25-31

Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he sent the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray.

In the fourth watch of the night he came towards them, walking on the sea, and when the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. ‘It is a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear. But at once Jesus called out to them, saying, ‘Courage! It’s me! Don’t be afraid.’

It was Peter who answered. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come.’ Then Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus across the water, but then noticing the wind, he took fright and began to sink. ‘Lord,’ he cried, ‘save me!’ Jesus put out his hand at once and held him. ‘You have so little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’