Tuesday, August 2, 2016

On the Water

Wondering if it were really the Lord calling us to monastic life, and wanting to be absolutely certain, like Peter we may have cried out to the Lord, “If it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said.

Truly monastic life is oftentimes like walking on water in a bad storm. And we know that it is only with our eyes always fixed on Jesus that we live this life. Even better we have come to understand that it is only by continually sinking and crying out in desperation to him that we truly become monks.

The wind is picking up, there is a storm on the way; it is frightening, but there is nothing to fear. The Lord Jesus is here, offering us here us the rescue of his mercy.

Photo by Father Emmanuel.