Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
God in the Quiet and in the Chaos
Fears rise as invitations to greater trust, if we only face them and move through them.
John J. Pilch
Fishing, Storms, and Faith
In today’s story, Jesus is absent when a strong headwind raises high waves that batter the boat and frighten its passengers. When the disciples see Jesus, they think he is a “ghost.”
If you love God you will have power to walk upon the waters, and all the world’s swell and turmoil will remain beneath your feet.
Walking on Water
Matthew consistently presents the disciples as understanding quite well; their problem is that they have little faith. In the walking-on-the-water episode, the portrait of Peter illustrates exactly that point.
Reginald H. Fuller
Jesus appears and challenges Peter, the disciple par excellence, to trust him. Peter is afraid and cries out, “Lord, save me.”