Taste and See: Living by faith

St ColumbcilleYesterday’s psalm, that set for the 12th Sunday in Year B, reminds of the challenges to ordered, fruitful life, and the power of God to protect and save.

O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. or Alleluia!

Some sailed to the sea in ships
to trade on the mighty waters.
These men have seen the Lord’s deeds,
the wonders he does in the deep.

O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. or Alleluia!

For he spoke; he summoned the gale,
tossing the waves of the sea
up to heaven and back into the deep;
their souls melted away in their distress.

O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. or Alleluia!

Then they cried to the Lord in their need
and he rescued them from their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper:
all the waves of the sea were hushed.

O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. or Alleluia!!

They rejoiced because of the calm
and he led them to the haven they desired.
Let them thank the Lord for his love,
for the wonders he does for men.

O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever. or Alleluia!

Psalm 106:23-26,28-32

In the Gospel passage we heard yesterday Jesus sounded genuinely astonished at the lack of faith displayed by the disciples. In his human nature Jesus himself had grown and matured into a deep personal faith. It is a journey he helps us on.

  • Where are we on that journey?
  • What helps us move forward?
  • What holds us back?

Photograph of window depicting St Columbcille in church dedicated to him, on Tory Island, Ireland. (c) 2002, Allen Morris.

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