Friends, our Gospel for today is Matthew’s account of the calming of the storm and the walking on the water. This is an event that reached very deeply into the hearts and minds of the first Christians: we can find an account of it in all four Gospels. And the iconic representation in the Gospels shows us the theological and spiritual implications of this real event. It is an image of the Church, the barque of Peter, passing through the stormy times of life.
- Reading 1 – 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a
- Psalm – Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14
- Reading 2 – Rom 9:1-5
- Gospel – Mt 14:22-33