Today’s Gospel Reading: John 6:16-21 – SECOND WEEK OF EASTER: Saturday, 14 April 2018
The sea was rough and the Lord appeared to the disciples. All of the storm sequences in the Gospels are recounted not only because of their miraculous resolution but also to indicate to the early Christians and all future generations that the Lord is with the Church in any storm.
In the growing distance between the Greek-speaking and the Aramaic-speaking Jewish Christians, the Lord will be present in that conflict not only to bring reconciliation through the Holy Spirit but to use that very tension as a spark that would propel the Gospel out of Jerusalem and into the wider, Gentile world. The Lord is with His people in any storm.
Storms enable us to realize the Lord’s presence and our need of each other.
Jakarta, 14 April 2018
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