THIS WEEK WE'L L TALK ABOUT . . .
. . . FEAR.
It was a dark and stormy night when the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water toward them. I suspect the miracle itself, Jesus walking on the water, was what caused the greatest fear.
What was John trying to say to the Church by including this story in his gospel? I think he wanted us to know that Jesus is the Lord of all, and this includes nature. I think he wanted us to know that Jesus comes to the Church in the midst of its various storms. These are truths that can help us begin to address our fear. Yet, the greatest remedy is about to happen.