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Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 8:23-27): They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” 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. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” 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. The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?”

Today the Apostles are embarked in the middle of a storm. Jesus is with them, but asleep. They, desperate, wake him up: we're going to be sunk! The Lord of the heavens and the seas "got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm".

—«Why are you afraid? ». The question is still valid. Jesus "sleeps" in the Eucharist, in the intimacy of our temples. Jesus "sleeps", but God sees everything and is everywhere. If it were not so, the boat of the Church would have disappeared centuries ago. Is it not true?