Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Why does Jesus make a difference? Why should we pay attention? In today’s gospel Matthew tells us why. As the storm rages around the disciples, Jesus appears in their midst and says “Do not be afraid. It is I.” (Ego eimi)  “I AM.” Only Jesus can claim the name above every other name for Himself, and therefore only He can truly bid us to “be not afraid.” In a world filled with voices that compete for our trust, let us ask ourselves who we believe will actually follow through on the promises.

August 5th, 2014