Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day)

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. Mt 8:23-27

I’ve been known to sleep through some pretty severe storms – in the comfort of my safe dry bed. Storm on the sea with waves crashing about me? Not on your life. I’m sure he planned the whole thing just to see what they would do. I don’t think the lesson was to not be afraid – not necessarily. perhaps the lesson was knowing what to do when overcome with fear. To whom do you turn when fear overwhelms you?