30 Jun Keep Calm and Have Faith (Mt 8:26) by Dr. Rich Reich
“He said to them, ‘Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?’ Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.” ~ Mt 8:26 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, Jesus got into a boat and His disciples followed Him. A violent storm came upon the sea, but Jesus was asleep. Out of fear (and little faith), the disciples woke Jesus for help. This Gospel reminds me of the motivational poster produced by the British Government in 1939 in preparation for the widely predicted mass air attacks during WWII (Keep Calm and Carry On), and the inundation of its variants produced today. We show faith by following Jesus as did His disciples who followed Him into the boat, but a true test of our faith is what we do when times are stormy. We need to have faith that Jesus is with us always. The disciples naturally saw the problem as the imminent danger of the storm surrounding them; however, Jesus, upon waking, instantly identified the true problem as their lack of faith. As LIFE Runners, we need to help women considering an abortion to have faith. They are experiencing a violent storm in their life and they need our support. Help them to Keep Calm and Have Faith by sharing with them the peace and love of Christ.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: Like a lighthouse, be the guiding light for women considering an abortion. Lead them to calmer waters through the peace and love of Jesus Christ.
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Faith Quote: “He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” ~ Psalm 107:29
Through Christ our Lord,