The old year dragged itself out the door, kicking a number of us in the head on the way out. What do you do when your world is potentially being rocked? Do you take on a warrior stance? Do you bow in prayer? Do you rustle up a gaggle of friends to walk you through it? Today in the Gospel we see Jesus terrifying his disciples by cutting across the sea and getting into the boat with them. Sometimes life is confusing.
If we use this example, whatever storm in life, Jesus is going to do the oddest things to make sure we are ok. We may be terrified initially and then, if we listen, we may hear those precious words: Take heart; it is I: do not be afraid. Then if we really pay attention, Christ says Scooch over; I am getting in here with ya. Then, and only then, does the storm cease. Now that is a reason to take heart. I am placing my bet on the One who gets in with me and those in need.