Sunday, August 7, 2011

Liturgy of the Word - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading - 1Kings 19: 9-13 
Responsorial Psalm - Ps 95 9:14
Second Reading - Rm 9: 1-5
Gospel - Mt 14: 22-33

Historical background

The Disciples were told by Jesus to cross over the Gentile territory via boat, while  He pray by Himself on top of a mountain.

Gospel Reflections :

Peter is known of being impulsive at times, and in this event, upon seeing Jesus walking on the water, Peter's faith and love out of his impulsiveness, had asked Jesus to command him to come to Him.  However, Peter out of his own fear, had doubts, that caused Him to slowly sink and called upon Jesus' Help.

As we journey this pilgrimage of ours, many of us often times doubted the Goodness of God, but even so, we only need to call upon His Son to be saved.  

As we meditate upon the Gospel, let us asked ourselves on how many times have we doubted God's goodness, what  were the causes of this doubt, was it our fear?  Lack of faith?  How did God offered His Saving Hands to strengthen our faith.

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