Matthew 8:23-27 Reflection – To Know Christ Better

Reflection on Matthew 8:23-27 ~

I have personally felt the closeness of physical death numerous times in my life. I know grace and prayer saved me each time. At 50, I mysteriously looked directly into the reflection of my worldliness to experience a different kind of death; a death to self.  More than a decade has passed since that moment. Christ inside has continued to calm wave after wave of intense personal storms. My response is to trust and know Christ better, so through me, He may touch the lives of others.

Jesus Stilling the Tempest James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumJesus Stilling the Tempest, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Matthew 8  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Jesus Stills the Storm

23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. 27 They were amazed, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?”

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 8:23-27.