Gospel: Mark 6:45-52
Then he made his disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side toward Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
And when he had taken leave of them, he went off to the mountain to pray.
When it was evening, the boat was far out on the sea and he was alone on shore.
Then he saw that they were tossed about while rowing, for the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them.
But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out.
They had all seen him and were terrified. But at once he spoke with them, "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!"
He got into the boat with them and the wind died down. They were (completely) astounded.
They had not understood the incident of the loaves. On the contrary, their hearts were hardened.
Once, I came across a quote saying “if your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough”. Sometimes, really great things can terrify us. What is unknown, what is uncertain can quickly steal all our courage. That is where faith comes in. When Jesus saw His disciples in fear, He said “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”
Think about this in the context of dreams. The world may contradict and tell us that our dreams are crazy and impractical just as the wind was against the boat in which the disciples boarded. But the Lord is calling us to take courage. When we let Jesus in to our boat, the wind will just die down and we will travel in peace. If we think that our dream is what the Lord has prepared for us, we must stand for it. There is no need to fear. It is Him fulfilling His plan for our life.
Always Say A Prayer
Even Jesus prayed.