Reading Reflections on the Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to them, "Let us cross to the other side." Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was.
 

Do we invite Jesus into the everyday events of our lives? Do we consciously ask Jesus to go with us to different experiences?            How responsive are we to the lead of Jesus when he invites us to follow him without telling      
          us the details?


And other boats were with him. A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"
          Do we feel that Jesus is not there when we need him the most?

         Do you think that the disciples tried to take care of the situation first like most of us? Then    
         when we can’t handle it, we turn and ask help. Why do we wait so long before asking Jesus for
         help?

He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind ceased and there was great calm.

          Like his dealing with demons within people, Jesus speaks a word of command and even the    
          winds and seas obey. What does this say about Jesus?

Then he asked them, "Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?"

          How strong is our faith in times of crises?

          If we are aware that Jesus is with us at all times, even if he seems to be "silent", do we think
          that he will let anything harm us with eternal consequences?

          Recall the times in the past we knew Jesus was present with us, but we still panic in the midst
          of some major difficulty.

They were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"

What do we learn from this passage that we can incorporate into our relationship with Jesus?

What is Jesus saying to us as we reflect on this passage?

Will we act differently next time?

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