3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday 28th January, 2023

Daily Word Of God

Mark 4:35-41

With the coming of evening that same day, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a great gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep.

They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are lost!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and there followed a great calm. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? Have you still no faith?’

They were overcome with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • We have many fears in our lives; some more serious than others. One reason why this is happening to us is because we do not trust God deeply enough.


  • Get in touch with your fears and then try to sense that the Lord is truly present to you in your hearts. He is always there for you in your needs and concerns that are causing fears in you.


  • Hear Jesus himself saying to you, “Why are you so frightened? Trust in me and let go of your worries in life to me.”  Then you feel more peace in your heart because of the Lord’s assurance.