Date: 22:06:15, at 10.59 hours.
MARCOS SECOND GOSPEL. (Mark 4.35 to 41)
35That day, in the evening, Jesus told his disciples, "Let's go to the other side!"36Eles parted the crowd and took Jesus, as he was in the boat. There were also other boats with him.37Começou blowing a strong wind and the waves threw themselves into the boat, so that the boat was beginning to fill. 38Jesus was in the back sleeping on the cushion. They woke him and said, "Master, we perish and you do not mind?"
39Ele stood up and ordered the wind and the sea: "Silence! Shut up! "The wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40Então Jesus asked his disciples, "Why are ye so fearful? Have you still no faith? "41Eles felt great fear and said to one another: "Who is this whom even wind and sea obey?"
A. BIGCUORE´S REFLECTION: "Who is this that even the wind and the sea obey?"We imagine the following scenario: starting the night and should be very dark in the Sea of Galilee. The vessel should be very rough. The disciples were very afraid, which, in a way, it was natural.By way of illustration, reference is point out that the sea, the Jews, was a place of evil spirits; It was home of Leviathan, the Demon Monster.
Jesus was sleeping. Humanly speaking it was natural the disciples feel fear. As a result, they call the Master to see if he did anything. As if playing the role of exorcist, Jesus sends the storm stop and calm and the sea obey Him.
Making the "Lectio Divina," we can say that the boat is the CHRIST CHURCH, sea the world that must be evangelized. The storm sets the difficulties, the tribulations that the disciples of Jesus, should face up to the end of time.
LOVE is the antidote to fear !. It may just be the anchor of the disciples to face the tribulations of the world. For this, the Christian must be in possession of the appropriate tools to address them. They are: the bread of the Word, the Eucharistic Bread and the Sacraments. All that Jesus makes to his disciples before returning to the Father.
Today we have also the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Wisdom, Intelligence, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of God. Over the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit (peace, joy, kindness, humility, chastity, etc.).In short, only LOVE is able to calm the heart, give us strength to go face. And this love that gives us is the Holy Spirit of God, who heads the Church after the Ascension into Heaven, the Master Jesus !.Praise God forever! Santa and happy week. Grace and blessings to all (the)!
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