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
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