3rd Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday, 30th January 2021

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?

  • In spite of the “storms” of our life, we want to be faithful and holy. Yet, so often we want immediate results from our efforts to be good and we easily get discouraged when we don’t get them.


  • Jesus, who calms the storms of our life, reminds us that such “calming” is a spiritual gift from Him. We might need to wait a long time to receive it.


  • Am I willing to wait for the Lord and allow Him to work on me in His own time? Speak to the Lord about this.