High Seas

In today’s Gospel readings, we find the apostles in a boat in a storm out on the Sea of Galilee (Matt 8:23-27). It must’ve been a terrifying experience!


We’ve had the not-so-pleasant experience of sailing through “high seas” in the North Atlantic many years ago. The memory fades, but it never completely leaves you. You realize how small your ship really is and how great that ocean all around you is too! And there’s something else you realize.

Out there, in the boat, we’re all in this thing together. We sink or swim — but not alone. What happens to one of us happens to all of us.


The boat that the Apostles were in is like the Church we’re in today. There are storms all around us. We get anxious. We might even snipe at each other. But none of us on the boat or in the Church is coming through these times alone.

The Catechism associated with today’s Gospel (CCC 845) tells us the Church is where we will find our oneness and our salvation. Stay the course, folks! It’s not time to abandon the ship!


It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ!

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