Now Jesus no longer walks about; he remains (with us), waiting night and day, and will
do so until the end of the world. He remains waiting for us, to heal our wounds, to dry
our tears comfort our infirmities. What love! (Saint Peter Julian Eymard, letter to the Sister Servants, 6/22/1858).
We hope that God always listens to our prayers. In our Eymardian family,
we live with aspiring and adoring hearts – in thanksgiving, forgiveness, and intercessions.
As we reflect on today’s Gospel, Jesus calms the storms in the lives of his apostles, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” (John 6:16-21).
The apostles wanted Jesus to come into the boat instead of walking on water. However, the boat arrived on the shore, and Jesus was already there. He had gone before them to meet them.
My husband, Ray, underwent a liver transplant for which we waited two years. There were doctor appointments, interviews with the liver transplant team, and the mystery of wondering if there would be a donor. It was only in obedience to prayer and commitment to the Liturgy out of love that Ray and I lived in the grace of the present moment through his illness.
We all have trials of life, and our Lenten journey has brought us to another year. It has brought us to Easter, this glorious season of the resurrection, and hope for the eternal. Jesus did not get in the boat; he is reminding us that he has divine life and remains
with us in the Eucharist.
Do we go to the Blessed Sacrament and see Jesus walking on water? Do we see him guiding our boat safely to shore? Do we trust the mystery and allow it to bring us to heaven now in the Eucharist?
Let Us Pray:
Mother of God, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, we need your motherly care.
We need you to take hold of our hands and whisper in our hearts, be not afraid, my child, Jesus is walking beside you.
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