Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

See Jesus

Image courtesy of Arvind Balaraman/

Image courtesy of Arvind Balaraman/

In the Gospel of John, Chapter 6:16:21, we read about the storm on the sea. The disciples were out on the sea in a boat, and a terrible storm blew up. We read, “When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid. But he said to them,” It is I. Do not be afraid.” (NAB)


How often have we been completely tensed with worry about our lives, and so sure that, round the next corner would come horrible things? In our illnesses, we might be anxious about what might happen if we get worse. The loss of a job can bring tremendous worry about the very basic necessities of life: paying for food, clothing, housing.

Often, especially if we face great challenges, we might even find it difficult to be peaceful in prayer, present at religious services, or faithful in our reading of the Word and continuing to develop our spiritual selves. Yet, as with our good days and time, Jesus is present in our problems, even in those things that terrify us. And, he tells us, “Do not be afraid.”

The more remind ourselves to see, really see Jesus, as he is, all loving, all protective, and all knowing, the more we can gain strength in the midst of the storms in our lives. Jesus is not a problem for us, he is the solution. He is not to be feared, but rather, embraced.

If you are troubled, open your eyes. See Jesus. And let him carry you and calm the raging seas.

Blessings for the day,


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