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The Walking on Water

Faith in Jesus will enable the disciples to do the work that Jesus has done.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s readings we see God being revealed, and the importance of our trust in Him. The Lord is the source of salvation.

Jesus calls to the disciples and calms their fears. He is not a ghost. The impulsive Peter seeks proof that the person is indeed Jesus. He asks Jesus to call him out onto the water, and Jesus grants this request. Peter’s fear and doubt overtake him, however, once he is walking on the water. Jesus reaches out to Peter and saves him. When Jesus and Peter enter the boat, Matthew reports that the wind ceases, and the disciples confess that Jesus is the Son of God.

Faith in Jesus will enable the disciples to do the work that Jesus has done. Peter walks on water. The five loaves and two fish feed a multitude of people. The disciples can and will participate in the work of the kingdom of heaven. When Peter fears and doubts the person of Jesus, however, he falters. Peter’s example teaches us that true Christian ministry emerges from the faith that Jesus is the Messiah, God’s only Son.

Loyola Press – Sunday Connection

Sunday Resources

Live Mass
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Recorded Mass – Fr. Mike Schmitz
youtube.com (Ascension Presents)
The Worst of Religion, the Best of Religion – Bishop Barron
youtube.com (Bishop Robert Barron)
Mini Homily – Fr. Mark Goring
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