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February 01, 2020

Mk 4: 35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 

He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 

Placing ourselves on the boat with Jesus

St. Ignatius believed that God uses the gift of our creative imaginations when we pray with Scriptures. “Composition of Placeinvites us to “locate” ourselves in the reading, to be present to the real places, people, objects and events of the story and actively engage with the scene. The Jesus of the Gospels is present to us in the here and now of our prayer. Rather than projecting our own experiences, we let our prayer unfold, recognizing ourselves as people who are loved.

I invite you to re-read the Gospel for today with these questions in your heart:

What would it be like to be a disciple in the Gospel reading today, waking up with fear and doubt?  Or the boat that carries believers across the water, swamped and beaten by waves? What is it like to be Jesus, resting in the stern of the boat? Or be his words “peace,” “be,” or “still,” spoken into the stormy, weathered world?

Where do I locate myself in the Gospel story today?

In what way am I being drawn into the mind and heart of Jesus?

—Carla Orlando coordinates Spiritual Direction Services for the Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle.

 

Prayer

In me, there is darkness, but with you there is light;
I am lonely, but You do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with You there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with You there is patience;
I do not understand Your ways, but You know the way for me.”
“Lord Jesus Christ, You were poor and in distress, a captive and forsaken as I am.
You know all my troubles; You abide with me when others fail me;
You remember and seek me; it is Your will that I should know You and turn to You.
Lord, I hear Your call and follow. Help me.”

—Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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February 01, 2020

Mk 4: 35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 

He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 

Placing ourselves on the boat with Jesus

St. Ignatius believed that God uses the gift of our creative imaginations when we pray with Scriptures. “Composition of Placeinvites us to “locate” ourselves in the reading, to be present to the real places, people, objects and events of the story and actively engage with the scene. The Jesus of the Gospels is present to us in the here and now of our prayer. Rather than projecting our own experiences, we let our prayer unfold, recognizing ourselves as people who are loved.

I invite you to re-read the Gospel for today with these questions in your heart:

What would it be like to be a disciple in the Gospel reading today, waking up with fear and doubt?  Or the boat that carries believers across the water, swamped and beaten by waves? What is it like to be Jesus, resting in the stern of the boat? Or be his words “peace,” “be,” or “still,” spoken into the stormy, weathered world?

Where do I locate myself in the Gospel story today?

In what way am I being drawn into the mind and heart of Jesus?

—Carla Orlando coordinates Spiritual Direction Services for the Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle.

 

Prayer

In me, there is darkness, but with you there is light;
I am lonely, but You do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with You there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with You there is patience;
I do not understand Your ways, but You know the way for me.”
“Lord Jesus Christ, You were poor and in distress, a captive and forsaken as I am.
You know all my troubles; You abide with me when others fail me;
You remember and seek me; it is Your will that I should know You and turn to You.
Lord, I hear Your call and follow. Help me.”

—Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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