Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel MT 8:23-27
As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!" He said to them, "Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. The men were amazed and said, "What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?"
How many storms have you weathered? Were you frightened or even panicked?
St. Faustina talks about her experience with a storm. Our Lord, told her to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. “Eternal Father, I offer you the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for the atonement of my sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.” When she finished the prayer the storm had dissipated.
No matter what kind of storm is raging, a physical or spiritual one, the Divine Mercy Chaplet is your shield and protection.
Let us pray for our Church and for all the priests who fight daily spiritual forces in order to bring Jesus to us through the sacraments. Pray the Prayer for Priests.