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Calmed By Christ’s Presence


Last updated on July 8, 2021

The Gospel for Father’s Day in Canada this year brought us into the boat with the terrified disciples as a storm raged around them. Jesus was asleep in the stern. (Matt 4: 35-41).

“They woke him up and said, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Quiet, be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them. Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”

Bishop Michael Mulhall, Kingston, Ontario diocese spoke about storms raging within us and around us in the world often plagued by human squalls threatening to destroy the tranquillity of God’s holy order. His inspired words are from our Lord who says today, “Quiet, be still!”

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A retired Catholic teacher with a freelance writing stint, I love playing the best game on earth, hockey, or paddling kayaks on a river, lake, or ocean. My home is in the heart of Christ, held in the arms of His Mother who accompanies me when I receive the Eucharist. My seven kids range from 21 to 38 years old.