Homily for Tuesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
Jun 30th, 2020 by Fr. Jack
In our Gospel reading today, we hear about a storm on the Sea of Galilee, which was sudden and unexpected. Sometimes our circumstances can change suddenly too. Without warning, we can suddenly find ourselves in some overwhelming crisis. If yesterday all seemed well, but today we are in crisis, then today’s Gospel passage has a vital message for us.
Matthew’s account of the storm links it more closely to his Church experience than Mark’s original version of this story. The shouted prayer of the disciples, “LORD, save us! We are perishing!” echoed the needs of St. Matthew’s readers. It is the cry of us all at some time in our lives. The message is that the LORD is near. Our desperate prayers for help will not go unanswered. The LORD is stronger than any storm that may threaten us, and in calling out “LORD, save us!” we will not be without help.+