Third Sunday after Pentecost – Mark 4:35-41

Grace, peace and mercy to you from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

What are the things you are afraid of?  Genuinely afraid of, not just upset that you might miss out on a favourite TV show, or miss a game of golf or an anticipated fishing trip. What are you afraid of?

This is an important question but it won’t be popular because we don’t like to dwell on our fears. To fear something is to acknowledge that we aren’t in control of the situation but rather someone or something else may determine your future.

Listen again to the disciples in today’s gospel reading as their boat is threatened by wind and waves. “The disciples woke Jesus and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?’” (Mark 4:35-41)

Heavenly Father, sanctify us in the truth, your Word is truth. Amen.

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