Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Optional Memorial of Blessed Junípero Serra, O.F.M., Priest

 GRACE: Lord, help me to receive a deeper capacity to trust in Your hand carefully and lovingly at work in all things of my pilgrim life. 

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.

Why do I freak out, Lord, when I know Your tender presence is always with me?  Why do I doubt when I know in my heart that when this storm is over, it is You who will have lead me to calmer waters?
Dispell, O Lord, from my mind and heart, all fear, anxiety, and worry.  As a pilgrim, I desire to experience You right by my side, walking with me, even sailing with me in choppy seas.
July 1st, 2014