Today's Reading: Mark 4:35-41
Given the demands of my schedule today, all I can offer is a brief quotation from St. Augustine relating to today's lectionary passage. I hope it sparks something for you. I'll write more tomorrow when I have a chance to catch my breath.
“When you have to listen to abuse that means you are being buffeted by the wind. When your anger is aroused, you are being tossed by the waves. So when the winds blow and the waves mount high, the boat is in danger, your heart is imperiled, your heart is taking a battering. On hearing yourself insulted, you long to retaliate, but the joy of revenge brings with it another kind of misfortune. Shipwreck? Why is this? Because Christ is asleep in you. What do I mean? I mean you have forgotten his presence. Rouse him, then; remember him, let him keep watch within you, pay heed to him.”
May you find time to rouse the spirit of Christ within today. Til next time...