3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday, 27th January 2024

Daily Word Of God

Mark 4:35-41

With the coming of evening, he 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?

  • It is possible for us to be with someone for a long time and still do not know the person really well.


  • Perhaps our prejudices and our fears of ‘letting go’ of our preconceived notions are preventing us from knowing the person more personally.


  • Are we afraid of ‘letting go’ of our preconceived notions about Jesus and what He wants of us? Do we dare to ‘let go’ and allow Jesus to direct our lives in the way He chooses?